Coronavirus: LaLiga is in dialogue with the national public health authorities and has action plan in place

28 February 2020

Valencia
Photo: PA Images Valencia has cancelled all public non-sports activities following recommendations from national and regional health authorities after one of their supporters tested positive for the Covid-19 virus, having travelled to Milan for the club's clash against Atalanta.

LaLiga's action plan could involve matches being played behind closed doors if required, according to a source familiar with the matter.

Newcastle's Steve Bruce has banned handshakes at the club over fears of the virus, but the Premier League did not respond to offthepitch.com when asked what precautions they were taking.

Switzerland's football league has postponed all matches until at least 15 March.

Due to this summer's European Championship, all matches have to be completed by 24th May.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

LaLiga is in dialogue with the national public health authorities on the coronavirus and has an action plan in place across different cities in Spain, which could involve matches being played behind closed doors. 

European football's regulators are facing potential scheduling headaches as the coronavirus continues to spread and disrupt activities in Europe, with the Swiss league becoming the latest to postpone matches due to a local outbreak.

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