While the soccer ball is put on pause in the whole of Europe and most of the world because of coronavirusset, rolling the ball on in Belarus, Thursday started on a new season in the best domestic league.
It looks the president of The Belarusian Football federation, Vladimir Bazanov, nothing wrong in.
- Why should we not play? We have a state of emergency in the country? This is not a serious situation, and therefore we have decided to start the league as planned, he says to the federation's website.
There were, therefore, played two matches in the league Thursday, and there was even closed spectators to the two stadiums.
- Many matches in Europe, is held or was held without spectators, but then assembled in place outside of the stadium, so it makes no sense to close the doors, says Bazanov.
There are scheduled to also be played the matches of the belarusian league Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
According to the Johns Hopkins University, which follows the development in the spread of infection, are registered with the 51 infected persons in Belarus.
globally, more than 244.000 people have been infected with the virus. Over 10,000 have lost their lives. There are recorded the most deaths in Italy, where 3405 of the well to 41,000 infected is dead.
on Thursday suspended the Turkey its league, and last week made Russia the same. This means that virtually all european football is put on pause in order to combat the widespread virus outbreaks.