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Sam Allardyce calls for temporary halt of the Premier League amid rising COVID cases

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Following multiple reports that the English top flight League could be temporarily halted due to the rising numbers in coronavirus cases, West Bromwich manager, Sam Allardyce, says he would back the move.

The Premier League earlier this week revealed that 18 individuals has tested positive for the virus, the most in the  season, while Manchester City’s game against Everton on Monday was postponed due to a Covid-19 outbreak and Tottenham’s game at Fulham on today is also reportedly in doubt.

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Asked about the prospect of halting the league for two weeks after his side’s 5-0 defeat to Leeds, Sam Allardyce said:

Everyone’s safety is more important than anything.

When I hear this variant of the virus transmits 70 per cent quicker, we can only do the right thing, which would be to have a circuit breaker.

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I’m 66 and the last thing I need to do is catch Covid-19. Probably players will overcome it but it’s more difficult for someone like me so I’m very concerned for myself and football in general.

We had one positive case this week. The virus seems to be creeping around no matter how hard we try.

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If it (a circuit-breaker) helps, let’s do it and let the season run a little longer when we get through it.

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