Liverpool FC have released an official statement on the coronavirus issue after the first positive test was confirmed in Merseyside.
Liverpool City Council have announced that two more people have been tested positive on COVID-19 on Thursday which has opened a question on whether the matches in the Premier League could be played behind-closed-doors.
The question is now being discussed in the UK. Earlier, Italian government has decided that all sporting events will take place without fans’ presence until April 3. The same could happen to the Premier League.
The official statement says: “In recent weeks, there has been a rise of confirmed COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) cases around the world.
“We have several new measures in place across LFC operations to help prevent the spread of the virus and protect the health of our employees.
“We have taken proactive measures including cancelling any staff travel to high risk countries and reminding everyone of good hygiene practices through notices in/around all our sites.
“We have also activated a health questionnaire screening for all external visitors to all our training facilities, our office locations and other community facilities that we use regularly.
“For supporters planning on attending Anfield there will be hand sanitisers and/or antibacterial handwash in all the washrooms at Anfield as well as additional information posters reinforcing the official medical advice for everyone to take personal responsibility for excellent personal hygiene.
“We are also taking matchday precautionary measures and will not have any mascots on the pitch. Any supporter displaying symptoms that are consistent with the virus should ensure they familiarise themselves with the Chief Medical Officer’s advice on self-isolation.
“We will continue to take the best advice from the relevant authorities and will update supporters with any further developments.”
Reds will face Bournemouth this Saturday.