The coronavirus epidemic across Europe has contributed to widespread destruction and uncertainty, with the ensuing misery from football matches across the continent.
In the UK, the number of cases, as of Wednesday evening, had reached 460, with that being the biggest rise in a single-day.
As a result, as well as the effects of the virus predicted to only escalate, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is predicted to chair a Cobra meeting on Thursday to address what the United Kingdom can do to slow down Covid-19’s spread, with the most likely outcome being that the United Kingdom is changing its emergency process from’ contain’ to’ stop.’
Real Madrid’s Champions League second leg against Manchester City has now been delayed as players and personnel would be in quarantine for 15 days following a club basketball player testing positive for coronavirus.
Sources in Spain have listed Trey Thompkins as the player concerned. Thompkins, 29, flew to Milan for a game on March 3 with Real Madrid basketball team.
LaLiga match against Eibar on Friday is also off. It was already expected to take place behind closed doors but now LaLiga has announced that in reaction to the Madrid diagnosis they will postpone all games for two match weeks.
But City spoke about their Champions League clash scheduled for next week:’ The proposal to postpone the game on Tuesday was made in accordance with UEFA and continues to follow affirmation that Real Madrid players will self-for fifteen days, once it came to light that a player from the club’s basketball team tested positive for COVID-19.
The club offers warm wishes to both the players and staff at the football and basketball teams of Real Madrid.’ UEFA has confirmed Juventus v Lyon is also off because of the coronavirus attack in Italy.
Because the two squads share facilities in Ciudad Real Madrid, the decision was made to quarantine both the first basketball team and the first football team,’ Real said during a statement.
Furthermore, it was agreed to shut our sports city facilities and it is also suggested that all Real Madrid workers delivering their services in Real Madrid City reside in quarantine.
The matches scheduled to take place today and tomorrow will not be held, referring to the Euroleague basketball and LaLiga soccer.