The Corona Virus scare in the Premier League has heightened after Leicester Manager Brendan Rodgers said some of his players are showing signs and symptoms of the virus.
The manager, who spoke to the media on Thursday evening, said the players had shown the COVID-19 signs, and 'have been kept away from the rest of the squad'.
"We had a few players that have shown symptoms and signs," Rodgers said.
"It would be a shame [if the Watford game were postponed], but the public's health is the most important in all of this."
Asked about the effect the outbreak may have on football, the Irishman said; "Of course, from a football perspective, it would be a shame, but the public’s health is the most important aspect in all of this."
Leicester are set to play Watford at Vicarage Road in the Premier League on Saturday, and it will be interesting to see how the latest development is treated.
The spread of the virus has seen tens of matches postponed in recent weeks, with LaLiga becoming the latest to be suspended for two weeks, which comes a few days after the Italian Serie A was suspended until April 4th.
So far, only the Manchester City vs Arsenal match has been postponed in the Premier League, but there is a growing feeling that eventually a number of matches will be affected.