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Premier League statement on calls to halt season after Spurs v Fulham postponed

The Premier League has underlined its confidence in their Covid-19 protocols as they insist there are no plans to introduce a 'circuit breaker' amid calls to halt the season.

Tottenham's game with Fulham has been postponed this evening which comes just two days after Manchester City's clash at Everton was called off hours before kick-off.

Coronavirus cases ases around the country are rising with Tier 4 status being imposed in a growing number of areas.

There is a growing number of people who feel as if a pause to the season would serve as a remedy to the ongoing innuse.

The Premier League recently recorded its highest number of positive cases in its latest round of testing.

But authorities maintain the season will not be stopped for any length of time.

A statement read: "Fulham FC’s match at Tottenham Hotspur, due to be played at 6pm this evening, has been postponed following a Premier League Board meeting this afternoon.

"Fulham lodged a request with the Premier League Board to rearrange the fixture following a significant rise in positive COVID-19 cases, as well as a number of players showing symptoms today.

"The Premier League Board has consulted its medical advisors and the decision to postpone the game has been taken as a precaution and with the health of players and staff as the priority. The group will now be retested immediately.

"With low numbers of positive tests across the overwhelming majority of clubs, the Premier League continues to have full confidence in its COVID-19 protocols and being able to continue to play our fixtures as scheduled.

"The League wishes those with COVID-19 a safe and speedy recovery and will rearrange the postponed fixture between Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham in due course."

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