As the Coronavirus Covid-19 continues spread all across the world, it leaves many people wondering if they should play their match or if they should postpone. Many teams have went to the limit of continuing the playing their games, but behind closed doors.
However, Guardiola has expressed how he felt about playing in an empty stadium.
“We are conscious of it because it has happened already in Italy,” Guardiola said. “The league is suspended, in Spain the next two weeks are behind closed doors. It is going to happen here. The tendency rises at the same level as Italy before and in Spain right now. “
“The other issue you have to ask is it worse to play football without the spectators. We do our job for the people and if the people cannot come to watch us, there is no sense.
“I would not love to play matches in the Premier League or Champions League or the cups without the people. But we are going to follow the instructions of the governments. Everybody around the world is involved in that and we just follow what we have to do and follow the instructions.”
While there being 168 people killed in Italy by the virus in a single day, bringing the total death count to 463. The United States has recently started seeing the spread of the virus with 25 deaths with Washington state being one of the fastest growing locations in the USA for the virus.
MLS’ SEATTLE SOUNDERS‘ match on Saturday, March 7 vs. Columbus Crew SC went off as scheduled at CenturyLink Field. The San Jose Earthquakes match against United FC was also played although the San Francisco Ballet canceled its performances by order of the city’s mayor London N. Breed to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Sounders FC has updated guidelines that were released by Public Health – Seattle & King County this week. These guidelines include: Reducing the amount of face-to-face contact people have can help reduce the spread of infectious disease. This is also known as “social distancing.”
What is Social Distancing?
Not even elbow bumps are recommended anymore. Hugs, hello kisses and handshakes are not recommended.
Social Distancing is an effort to slow down the spread of a contagious disease.
Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.
What are your thought on the virus? Is the the right precaution? Is playing behind doors the right solution? If so, do you expect that many bars, restaurants, and online streaming websites will become a higher demand? Let me know your thoughts!