Coronavirus sport news – live: Man City v Arsenal postponed over outbreak fears as Champions League fixtures played behind closed doors

Manchester City were set to host Arsenal in the Premier League on Wednesday night, but the fixture has become the latest sporting event to be affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

A number of Arsenal players are in self-isolation after they met Evangelos Marinakis, the Olympiakos owner, who has contracted Covid-19. Marinakis visited the Emirates when Arsenal hosted Olympiakos in the Europa League on 27 February – 13 days ago – and came into close contact with club personnel.

Arsenal said that, according to medical advice, the risk of those who met Marinakis contracting coronavirus was “extremely low”, but the postponement and self-isolation are a “precautionary measure.” Follow the latest updates below:

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City vs Arsenal postponed over coronavirus fears

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Government guidelines recommend that those who come into close contact with someone who has the virus must self-isolate at home for 14 days from the time of contact.

So, what does that mean for Arsenal’s scheduled Premier League game at Brighton this weekend?

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The Premier League said that there are currently no plans to postpone further fixtures, with a full complement of games scheduled for this weekend.

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  • 11 March 2020 11:27

Also on Tuesday, Spain’s top football flight La Liga announced its next two rounds of fixtures will be played behind closed doors due to fears over the coronavirus outbreak.

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