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English football officials have announced the extension of the suspension of domestic professional matches until April 30, after an emergency meeting Thursday by the Premier League and Premier League leagues EFL. Britain has decided to close schools in the coming days, and has put 20,000 soldiers on alert as part of efforts to limit the spread of the Corona virus, while the number of deaths in the UK has exceeded 100.

Against the background of an outbreak Corona VirusEnglish football officials decided Thursday to extend a comment Matches City until April 30, after an emergency meeting held by the Premier League and Premier League associations “EFL”.

“We have decided collectively to extend the postponement of professional matches in England until Thursday, 30 April,” said the joint statement by the English Football Association, the League leagues, players and coaches.

The statement added: “We are united in our commitment to find ways to resume the 2019-2020 football season and to ensure that all domestic and European matches are played after things are safe and possible.”

This decision comes after the postponement of the European Nations Cup from next summer to the summer of 2021, which opened the door for extending the end of the league event if the conditions of the outbreak of the virus that had exhausted the old continent’s championships allowed.

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The local competitions were initially postponed last Friday until the fourth of next April, after the Arsenal coach, Spanish Miquel Artita, and young Chelsea winger Calum Hudson-Odoi were infected, among other cases, with the “Covid-19” virus.

Liverpool lead the league standings 25 points behind their nearest rivals Manchester City, and it was closer than ever to his first title since 1990.

Recent suspension decisions included the cancellation of England’s friendly matches with Italy and Denmark on March 27-31.

France 24 / AFP

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