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Coronavirus: Premier League clubs already self-isolating

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Coronavirus: Premier League clubs already self-isolating

Arsenal head coach Arteta will self-isolate in line with government health guidelines and it is expected the first-team squad along with all coaching staff will do the same. Arsenal’s game against Brighton on Saturday had already been postponed as a result. Coronavirus: Premier League clubs already self-isolating

An Everton player has been placed in isolation after he reported coronavirus symptoms and Watford have cancelled training this week with several players informing Nigel Pearson they feel really unwell.

Five members of staff at Bournemouth, including goalkeeper Artur Boruc, are also self-isolating because they are displaying symptoms consistent with Covid-19. Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers confirmed on Thursday three of his players are being kept away from the rest of the squad after displaying coronavirus symptoms earlier.

The Premier League has now postponed its entire fixture list until April 4 becoming the latest sporting body to take action to combat the threat of coronavirus around the world of football.

Many sporting events across Europe have already been postponed or played behind closed doors but several have still gone ahead in the United Kingdom, with the Cheltenham horse racing festival attracting capacity crowds across all four days.

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