Football

Newcastle-Aston Villa postponed due to Covid-19 cases

Newcastle United’s match at Aston Villa on Friday (Nov  4) has been postponed due to a number of Newcastle players and staff testing positive for Covid-19, the English Premier League club said on Tuesday.

“Several Newcastle United players and staff members are now self-isolating at home after returning positive test results in recent days,” Newcastle said in a statement.

“The club’s Training Centre site has been temporarily closed in order to contain the spread of the virus.”

The Premier League Board had a meeting on Tuesday and confirmed that the game had been postponed. – REUTERS

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