Premier League reports 36 Covid infections and postpones match – Latest News, Breaking News, Top News Headlines

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

London. The Premier League released a total of 36 positives to Covid-19 after the tests carried out last week, which represents a slight decrease compared to those infected in the previous seven days.

The calendar of the event and of the FA Cup, the two main tournaments in England, are being altered by the strong rebound in infections in the last 15 days, related to the discovery of a new variant of the virus in that country, much more contagious.

That has led the British government to decree a new general confinement.

Shortly before this announcement, it was reported the suspension of the match of matchday 18 of the Premier League between Aston Villa and Tottenham scheduled for Wednesday, after nine footballers and five members of the Birmingham club’s coaching staff were infected of coronavirus.

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

The Premier League, which has tightened the protocols to fight Covid-19 in accordance with the 20 top-flight clubs, warned that it would be more severe with those players who break the rules.

But voices have also begun to rise against continuing to play in those conditions.

Financially it’s good to keep playing, but for me, morally, it’s probably a bad thing, said Newcastle manager Steve Bruce on Friday, whose club was the first to ask for a championship match to be postponed and had to shut down its center. practices at the beginning of December as a result of the numerous positive cases in their campus.

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

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

Meanwhile, the 2021 Formula One calendar will be rewritten and two of the first three races that were planned will be postponed due to the pandemic.

Against this backdrop, Bahrain should become the first competition of the year. The Portuguese Algarve circuit is also expected to take the place of China, followed by a race in Imola.

In Cleveland, images of fans without face masks and swirling greeted the Browns team with shouts at the airport and on the streets early Monday morning after the victory that gave them the pass to the divisional round of the American Conference after eliminating the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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

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