EPL to continue despite COVID-19 cases increase

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The English Premier League (EPL) has confirmed that it has not discussed the plan to pause the season due to the increase of COVID-19 cases.

The English top-flight went on to emphasise that it will continue to have confidence in its COVID-19 protocols to enable fixtures to be played as scheduled.

It was also confirmed that the league game between Tottenham and Fulham was postponed after a coronavirus outbreak at the west London club.

It becomes the third top-flight game to be wiped out by the virus, following Newcastle’s match with Aston Villa earlier this month and Monday’s game between Everton and Manchester City.

A Premier League statement read: “The Premier League has not discussed pausing the season and has no plans to do so.

“The League continues to have confidence in its COVID-19 protocols to enable fixtures to be played as scheduled, and these protocols continue to have the full backing of Government.

“With the health of players and staff the priority, the League is also fully supportive of how clubs are implementing the protocols and rules.”

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By FARPost Reporter

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