Kickoff to the 2020 K-league has been delayed as part of efforts to protect players and fans from deadly virus.
South Korea.- The start of the new football season in South Korea has been postponed due to Coronavirus outbreak that has hit the country.
“The K-league has decided to temporarily postpone the start of the 2020 K-league season until the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak eases,” the South Korean League explained in a statement.
“This is a measure to protect the health and safety of the citizens and our players with the highest priority against the outbreak of the COVID-19 which has entered a serious phase,” the league announced after an emergency board meeting.
Authorities have so far confirmed 763 cases of novel Coronavirus in South Korea which has led to seven deaths with five victims treated at the same hospital.
Matches for Daegu FC, based in the city that is at the epicentre of the South Korean outbreak, and nearby Pohang Steelers had already been delayed.