Three Formula One team members in Melbourne placed in isolation #COVID19 #coronavirus #FormulaOne #Melbourne #Australia #quarantine #epidemic
Three Formula One team members at the Australian Grand Prix have been placed into isolation after concerns they may have contracted the coronavirus.
One member from McLaren and two from the Haas teams were evaluated at the circuit’s isolation unit, established by F1, after showing fever symptoms at the track.
The team members have been tested for the virus and placed under self isolation at their hotels. There will be major concern if their tests are positive, as they have already been mixing in the paddock with others.
On Monday, Andrew Westacott, CEO of the Australian Grand Prix Corporation, said the race will proceed as planned and there was “not a chance” the Grand Prix would be cancelled or postponed.
Courtesy of theguardian.com
Coronavirus: Manchester City – Arsenal Premier League clash postponed #COVID19 #coronavirus #ManCity #Arsenal #football #soccer #UK #epidemic
Wednesday’s Premier League clash between Manchester City and Arsenal has been postponed “as a precautionary measure” due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The decision to postpone came after it emerged that personnel from Arsenal have come into contact with the Olympiacos owner, Evangelos Marinakis, who has been named as a positive case of COVID-19, when he watched the Greek side beat the north London club at the Emirates Stadium in February.
Other sporting events around the world are being played behind closed doors, postponed or cancelled as coronavirus continues to spread.
Manchester United’s Europa League match against LASK in Austria will be played behind closed doors this week, following health advice from the Austrian government.
Chelsea’s game against Bayern Munich in Germany could also be played without fans, according to Sky Sports News.
In Spain, La Liga matches will be played in empty stadiums for at least the next two rounds of fixtures, the league announced on Tuesday.
Courtesy of Sky Sports