Newcastle have taken extreme measures in the face of the COVID outbreak that has broken out at the club. On Saturday five members, including players and workers, tested positive and set off all the alarms. The situation has worsened and today training has been suspended and the entire squad has been confined. The sports city has been closed, at least until Wednesday. On Thursday the team should travel to Birmingham to play the next day against Aston Villa, but right now the game is in serious danger.
Bruce’s team has suspended the activity and in England it is reported that he has asked the Premier to postpone that match. It is already the second training session that is suspended this week. After the appearance of the first cases, a general cleaning of the facilities was carried out. Now more measures have been taken. The suspicions are that some of the footballers who traveled to play with their national teams were the carrier of the virus and that it has spread in the club. So far, in the Premier there has been no postponement of any game due to the coronavirus. If Aston Villa-Newcastle were to be suspended, it would be the first serious setback for the Premier since their restart.