Premier League To Decide On Playing Games Behind Closed Doors Over Corona Virus Scare
March. 09, 2020
Prime minister Boris Johnson is set to chair a meeting on Monday morning to discuss coronavirus and the UK government's response to the latest developments.
A proposal to take the Premier League and other professional football divisions behind closed doors is expected to be up for discussion as well as the decision over whether or not to cancel Cheltenham horse racing festival and other events.
The COBR or COBRA meeting could also consider banning gatherings over a certain number of people in order to prevent the spread of the virus by infected people coming into contact with others.
Other countries, including Italy, have already taken steps to contain outbreaks of the coronavirus leading to an illness that has been called COVID-19.
British football competition organisers and governing bodies are waiting for instructions from the UK government before taking official steps to respond to the virus.
The Premier League, English Football League and other governing bodies are understood to be braced to act if a decision if made in the COBRA meeting on the morning of Morning March 9.