Press service of the English Premier League announced the extension of the pause in the championship of the country due to the spread of coronavirus infection COVID-19. Now the resumption of football competitions in England scheduled for the end of April.
Initially, the pause in the championship of England was taken until 3 April. But on Thursday, March 19, the Premier League issued a statement: “We have come to collective agreement about the fact that games of professional League of the country will be able to resume no earlier than 30 April.”
The FA, Premier League, EFL and women’s professional game, together with the PFA and LMA are committed to finding ways of resuming the football season 2019/20 as soon as it is safe and possible to do so
Full statement: https://t.co/kr0sJk8JHp pic.twitter.com/K1OBzBbKfc
— Premier League (@premierleague) March 19, 2020
According to the rules of the Football Association, the season must be completed no later than 1 June. However, the leadership of the Association agreed to move the date of the end of the championship of the country for an indefinite period.
Recall, the outbreak of pneumonia caused by a coronavirus, a new type was recorded in the Chinese city of Wuhan at the end of 2019. Soon the virus spread around the world, now he was in 176 countries. Cases it is already about 228 thousand people, of which 9.3 thousand died.