The meeting between Evreton and Manchester City that would be played in the 16th week of the Premier League has been officially postponed.
The Toffes host City for the game that would start at 21:00 at Goodison Park, but has now been postponed.
According to an announcement from Manchester City, it is announced that the meeting has been postponed because a high number of people infected with coronavirus is in their squad.
Recent tests have shown that some players and technical staff members are infected with COVID-19.
“Manchester City FC can confirm that tonight’s Premier League match at Everton has been postponed,” the statement said.
“After the last round of testing for Covid-19, the club had a number of positive cases, in addition to four already reported on Christmas Day.”
“With the security suggested by the protocol, there was a risk that the virus would spread further to the team, staff and potentially beyond.”
“Based on strong medical advice from the Premier League, in consultation with both clubs, they have decided to postpone the match.”
“All positive cases involving players and staff will observe a period of self-isolation in accordance with the Premier League and UK government quarantine protocol. The first training ground of the team at the City Football Academy will be closed for an indefinite period, with the team and the accompanying part undergoing testing before any decision is made to resume training.
“Everyone at the Club wishes all our colleagues a speedy recovery before their return to work, coaching staff and competitors,” the announcement concludes. /telegraph/