Sorry son. I don't think we will be going for matches anytime soon.
But why Dad ? What's wrong ? Are you not well?
I'm fine son but a lot of people who aren't. There is this new virus called Coronavirus, which is making people sick all over the world Football has been cancelled for now. Let us go inside son.
No football. This is so unfair. If the sickness is across the world, it means everything is cancelled.
WHAT IS CORONAVIRUS ? HOW IS IT AFEECTING FOOTBALL?
Hi I am Aneesh. What you see above, is one of the countless similar reactions of football fans across the world after the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus, which has suspended all football related activities throughout the globe.
SO WHAT IS THE CORONAVIRUS ?
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus, having originated in Wuhan, ChinaThe disease causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing.Coronavirus disease spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze. It also spreads when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth.
Currently, the Coronavirus has stopped football across the globe. The cycle began as early as January when the Olympic women's football qualifiers moved from Wuhan to Nanjing, before later being switched to Sydney.