Corona Virus has been the headline for every major news bulletins in recent weeks as the world is amazed at how the strange disease kills hundreds of humans every day.
The virus was first found in China but not much attention was paid to it as it was believed a country like China,with all the health knowledge can cure it and even prevent it from getting outside their borders.
Unfortunately,China could do little about this. Even though it’s been confirmed that the virus has slowed it powers down in China,the speed at which the virus has moved into the European countries is still a wonder to top officials in affected countries.
Over 109 countries have now countries reported corona virus incidents to the World Health Organization,notable amongst them is the United Kingdom and Italy with USA alone reporting over 1000 cases in ten days.
Not only has corona virus hindered the progress of development in affected countries,it has almost brought a halt to almost all sporting activities that are ongoing in 2020.
In Italy,the Italian sports minister on Sunday evening ordered all sporting events to be suspended until further notice. The Italian football league has been placed until suspension until at least April 3,2020 whiles all European games will be played in an empty stadium until further notice in Italy.
In Spain,the next two round of matches will be played behind closed doors too.
Meanwhile,the English premier league is still ongoing but without the normal pre match handshakes. It’s however confirmed that, Arsenal’s outstanding league fixture against Manchester City that was scheduled for Wednesday evening has been postponed with less than 24 hours to kick off as death rate increased in the country this morning.
In Germany, Dortmund’s league fixture against Schalke and Borussia Monchengladbach’s game against Cologne are the only games to be played behind closed doors as all other games will be played normally.
In France, the French ligue 1 will be played behind closed doors or will be opened to only 1000 fans in each stadium until April 15,2020.
In Uefa club competitions, PSG vs Dortmund,Bayern vs Chelsea, Barcelona vs Napoli and some Europa league fixtures will be played behind closed doors too.
On Tuesday night,it was confirmed PSG’s super star Kylian Mbappe is a doubt for their crucial home game against Dortmund after he tested for his corona virus status on Tuesday.The results of his test is due to be sent to him on Wednesday.
Olympiacos FC have asked Uefa to postpone their game against Getafe after club’s owner has confirmed he has the virus.
In England, Nottingham Forest’s club president has the disease whiles three players in Italy’s Seria C has the virus too.
In track events,Tokyo olympic games scheduled for this year is set to be suspended for a year due to the current rapid spread of the disease.
The Uefa champions league after the current knockout games will be suspended until further notice.
The Italian federation is currently discussing a play off between Juventus and Inter Milan to determine the Scudetto winner and end the league immediately; a decision that when finally agreed on, no team will be regelated or promoted.
Liverpool’s long wait for a Premier league trophy is under a threat as the English FA might be forced to end the English league as part of plans to help the English health personnel stop the spread of the virus.
For football fans,is hurtful! They want to be in stadiums fighting with their teams for victory which is understandable. Football has not been here before.
Meanwhile, the World Health Organization has adviced the world on this issue. Health personnels says frequent washing of the hands with soap and water helps in not getting affected. Also, maintain social distance at least 1 metre and 3 feets away from someone coughing or sneezing.
In the fight to end Corona Virus and enjoy sports again, we can only help by staying away from teams and watch from afar even though it’s killing our joy!
By: Enock Sakyi/newsgogh.com