OYOGist.com has learned that due to the coronavirus fears, England’s top tier football division Premier League will not resume play in early May.
The league will not resume at the beginning of May and the 2019-2020 will only return when is it safe and appropriate to do so, the league said on its website on Friday after shareholders meeting.
In mid March all professional football matches in England were called off to stem the virus spread.
The league also said that as the clubs are being squeezed financially by the pandemic, Premier League clubs will seek 30% salary reductions for all the players.
The league also unanimously voted to advance funds of £125 million ( $153 million) to support lower division clubs.
As part of the fight against coronavirus pandemic, the Premier League will also give £20 million to back the National Health Service (NHS).
After first appearing in Wuhan, China in December, the novel coronavirus has spread to at least 181 countries and regions.
Data compiled by the US’ Johns Hopkins University shows worldwide infections surging past 1 million, with nearly 57,000 deaths. Nearly 224,000 people have recovered.
The UK wide death till from coronavirus rose 684 deaths in 24 hours, British health authorities announced on Friday.