Brighton increases the offer to protect players and staff amid the fear of Coronavirus in the city
- A number of reported Coronavirus cases in the UK were linked to the city
- Graham Potter and his players have been away during a winter break in Tenerife
- They had to come back Monday for the collision between Sheffield United on Saturday
- Club has taken measures to combat the spread of viruses
Brighton has increased the precautions they take to protect their players and staff after Coronavirus was spread to the city last week.
A number of reported cases of Coronavirus, originating in China, which have caused extensive damage throughout the world, were linked to the city in the UK and the seagulls have intensified the measures they have already taken to combat the spread of viruses.
The first team players from Brighton were on Tenerife last week after being released during their mid-season vacation.
Graham Potter and his players have returned to Brighton after a winter break in Tenerife
They have to come back on Monday, before coming back into action on Saturday for Graham Potter’s side in Sheffield United.
Although they were gone, however, players from the other parties of the club and many staff in the city continued to work while concerns about Coronavirus in Brighton increased.
A club spokesperson: “The club has contacted all employees about ways to protect themselves against the virus and good respiratory hygiene practices, in accordance with the guidelines of the World Health Organization.
‘We have increased the availability of hand disinfectant gel and labeling around the facilities for all employees and players.
A number of reported Coronavirus cases in the UK have been linked to Brighton
“The situation is constantly monitored by our medical staff.”
More than 70,000 Coronavirus cases have been reported worldwide, 3109 of which in England. Nine of them were positive.
Last Wednesday it turned out that Steve Walsh, a businessman from Hove who had returned from Singapore, was linked to 11 cases, including five in Brighton.
In addition to the human costs, the rapid spread of Coronavirus has an enormous impact on the sports world.
The Chinese Grand Prix of Shanghai, scheduled for April, was postponed together with the Indoor Athletics World Championships, which will take place next year.
The four opening tournaments in the PGA Tour Series-China of golf have been canceled, while the 2020 Hong Kong Sevens rugby tournament has also been moved from April to October.
In the meantime, a number of Premier League clubs that plan travel to the Far East prior to the season 2020/21 campaign have also had to wait to complete their plans after the Coronavirus outbreak.