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The Premier League chiefs have decided to shut down the league until next month, after the coronavirus threat has found its way into English football.
Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi and Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta have both tested positive to the virus, which caused the Premier League chiefs to suspend football activities until next month at least.
Meanwhile, there have been calls by some to declare the 2019/20 season void, especially if the coronavirus outbreak remains a threat for months to come.
BBC sports editor Dan Roan has now revealed that the league is determined to finish the season.
“This action goes against the government’s highly controversial advice to continue staging sports events despite mass gatherings being closed or cancelled across the world,” the reporter wrote.
“But, DCMS officials are known to be supportive of the decision football authorities have taken given the need to protect employees, and the mounting cases of players contracting the virus.
“The problem is that the outbreak is expected to be at its peak in May and June so if the suspension keeps on being extended, some clubs may start to push for the season to be declared void, a nightmare scenario for clubs like Liverpool and Leeds Utd, who both stand on the brink of long-awaited glory.
“But as it stands, there seems to be a determination to complete the season if at all possible.”