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Coronavirus update: Premier League suspended

The Premier League has announced that it has suspended all matches until April 3 at the earliest.

The Football League, Women's Super League, Champions League and Europa League have all also been suspended.

Officials and shareholders from Premier League, FA, EFL and WSL came to a unanimous decision at a meeting on Friday.

In a statement, the group said it "collectively agreed to postpone the professional game in England".

It comes as both the Arsenal and Chelsea first-team squads are in self-isolation following Gunners manager Mikel Arteta and Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi testing positive for the virus.

The Gunners' trip to Brighton on Saturday was immediately postponed.

This morning Hudson-Odoi posted a video message on Twitter saying he was following the latest guidance and hoped to be back on the pitch soon.

In a statement following the announcement, Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters said: "Above all, we wish Mikel Arteta and Callum Hudson-Odoi speedy recoveries, and everyone else affected by COVID-19.

"In this unprecedented situation, we are working closely with our clubs, Government, The FA and EFL and can reassure everyone the health and welfare of players, staff and supporters are our priority."

The Premier League says it aims to reschedule impacted fixtures "when it is safe to do so".

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