Peterborough United player is self-isolating as English Football League set to suspend action immediately according to reports

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A Peterborough United player is self-isolating as latest reports suggest the English Football League (EFL) will now suspend all matches with immediate effect because of the coronavirus.

Chairman Darragh MacAnthony made the revelation re the unnamed Posh player on Twitter this morning. Posh have a scheduled League One fixture at Bolton tomorrow (March 14).

He said: “My manager & I do not want to travel to Bolton tomorrow. One of our players is now in self isolation awaiting results. We just played Pompey who just played Arsenal. Will be reaching out to EFL today re this & if they are going to make us play tomorrow.”

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The EFL did issue a statement last night (March 12) saying games will go ahead for now after the UK Government said there was medical reason to shut down football.

But players and management staff catching the virus has now became an issue, Chelsea player Callum Hudson-Odoi and Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta have both now tested positive.

THis has forced the EFL and the Premier League to hold emergency meetings this morning.

Posh have a scheduled League One fixture at Bolton tomorrow (March 14).

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A raft of leagues around the world have already been postponed as a result of the spread of the virus.

And key football fixtures - including Man City’s Premier League clash with Arsenal as well as numerous Champions League and Europa League ties - have been postponed.

Players at Arsenal, Chelsea, Man City and Leicester City are all self-isolating while reports have emerged in the national media that players at Watford have also tested positive.

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