Premier League reports 36 Covid infections, postpones match

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Journal La Jornada
Tuesday January 12, 2021, p. a10

London. The Premier League released a total of 36 positive for Covid-19 after testing last week, which is a slight decrease from those infected in the previous seven days.

The schedule for the event and the FA Cup, the two main tournaments in England, is being altered by the strong rebound in infections over the past 15 days, linked to the discovery of a new variant of the virus in this country, much more contagious.

This led the British government to decree a new general detention.

Shortly before the announcement, it was reported that the Premier League Matchday 18 game between Aston Villa and Tottenham was suspended for Wednesday after nine footballers and five Birmingham club technical staff were infected. of coronavirus.

The Villains had already been forced to play with a reserve side last Friday against Liverpool, corresponding to the 30th round of the FA Cup, which ended in the loss of Aston Villa 4-1.

The Premier League, which has tightened protocols to fight Covid-19 in line with 20 clubs in the highest category, have warned it will be tougher with players breaking the rules.

But voices also began to rise against continuing to play under these conditions.

Financially it’s good to keep playing, but for me morally it’s probably a bad thing, Newcastle coach Steve Bruce, whose club were the first to ask for the postponement, said on Friday. of a championship game and had to close his center. practice in early December following the many positive cases on its campus.

The NBA, for its part, has postponed another couple of games due to contact tracing for Covid-19, Dallas and New Orleans, which took place on Monday, and Chicago vs. Boston, scheduled for today.

The postponements were announced a day after Miami’s game against the Celtics was not celebrated due to the Heat’s contact tracing.

Meanwhile, the 2021 Formula 1 calendar will be rewritten and two of the first three races scheduled will be postponed due to the pandemic.

In this context, Bahrain should become the first competition of the year. The Portuguese Algarve circuit is also expected to replace China, followed by a race at Imola.

In Cleveland, images of maskless, swirling fans greeted the Browns team with screams at the airport and on the streets early Monday morning after the victory that gave them the pass to the Divisional Conference tour American after eliminating the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The video uploaded by the Ohio team thanked fans who cheered and cheered as he passed as he left the terminal in vans.

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