Coronavirus outbreak forces postponement of Greek Super League match

ATHENS (AFP) – The Greek Super League announced on Friday the postponement of the scheduled play-off match between Xanthi and Atromitos due to the recent outbreak of the coronavirus in the Xanthi area.

The contest was originally scheduled for yesterday and then moved up to today in order to give time for health authorities to provide assurances that the players would not be in danger of catching the virus. “The match has been postponed for precautionary reasons and will be rescheduled at another date,” the league said in a statement.

“Health has to do with the primary concern of all participants and a reasonable amount of time is required to draw safe conclusions from the results of sampling tests conducted in the region of Xanthi.”

It was reported that Atromitos had made the request for “a detailed and complete picture of the situation in Xanthi in order for the guarantee of the safety and health of all those involved in the match.”