Newcastle’s Premier League conflict at Aston Villa on Friday evening has been postponed after a coronavirus outbreak on the membership.
It was revealed on Tuesday that Newcastle had been pressured to shut their coaching floor and the choice has since been taken to postpone the journey to Villa Park.
A membership assertion learn: “A number of Newcastle United gamers and workers members are actually self-isolating at residence after returning optimistic take a look at leads to current days and the membership’s coaching centre website has been briefly closed so as to comprise the unfold of the virus.
“With the Magpies’ first workforce at the moment unable to organize for the match as a bunch, Newcastle United lodged a request with the Premier League to postpone the fixture at Villa Park, which has been authorised by the Premier League Board.”
The assertion continued: “Regardless of beforehand experiencing solely a really small variety of remoted COVID-19 instances, optimistic take a look at outcomes have risen sharply in current days.
“Accordingly, the membership is now could be working with Public Well being England North East (PHE), native well being authorities and the Premier League consistent with Covid-19 protocols to establish the supply of the outbreak and to make sure the chance of additional transmission continues to be minimised.
“All gamers and coaching floor workers will likely be re-tested this week and a gathering between the membership, Premier League and PHE will happen to evaluate the take a look at outcomes.
“The membership is not going to be naming people who’ve contracted Covid-19 and asks that their privateness is revered.”