Euro league continues amid COVID-19

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Belarus FA's general secretary Sergei Zhardetski has explained why the Belarus Premier League has not been suspended amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The COVID-19 outbreak has seen football all around the world suspended indefinitely, while Belgium have reportedly decided to cancel their season.

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Despite their being 351 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and four deaths, according to ESPN, the Belarus top flight continues to play out.

"We review the situation on a daily basis," Zhardetski said to ESPN.

"We fully trust our health care system and there are currently no reasons for stopping the league.

"We understand that the situation in some countries is very serious but having consulted with the corresponding authorities in Belarus we have an understanding that our league can continue for the moment."

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The Belarus Premier League has now been labelled "last league on earth" but that does not phase Zhardetski.

"It is what it is," he said. "We did not ask for this label, but the situation in Belarus is really not that critical to close the tournament," he added.

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