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Premier League pledge to support the NHS with £20m donation

The Premier League has pledged £20m to support the NHS, it’s staff and helping the community amid the coronavirus outbreak.

As of 9am on April 3, there have been over 38,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK and the death toll hit 3,605 following another record-breaking increase in a 24-hour period.

After confirming that Premier League football has been suspended indefinitely, English football’s top-flight stated: “The League remains committed to supporting the National Health Service, its staff and helping people in communities, not least those who are most vulnerable.

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“The League, clubs, players and managers express huge appreciation for the heroic efforts of NHS staff and all other key workers who are carrying out critical jobs in such difficult circumstances.

“In consultation with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, the Premier League is immediately committing £20 million to support the NHS, communities, families and vulnerable groups during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This includes a direct financial contribution to the NHS and funds to enable clubs to refocus their efforts and develop significant outreach programmes to help communities, including those most in need.

Coronavirus is having an impact across sport in Europe, with football league schedules suspended in several countries, including in England, Spain and Italy. But what happens next?

  – The Champions League and Europa League have been suspended, and UEFA have given an update on what could happen next.

  – The Premier League clubs have also made a decision, with no professional football to be played in England until April 30 at least.

  – Premier League clubs are meeting again to discuss the way forward, with plans being considered on how to finish the season.

  – Decisions have been made regarding the National League and other…

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