Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola urged fans to get vaccinated against Covid-19 and wear masks in stadiums to reduce the spread of the virus and avoid the possibility of matches without fans present.
Premier League clubs are enjoying the presence of fans this season after most matches have been played behind closed doors since the pandemic began early in 2020.
On Friday, Britain revealed that more than 122,000 people were infected in one day, with the number of infected cases increasing in light of the spread of the mutated Omicron strain of the Corona virus.
“I honestly don’t want that to happen,” Guardiola said of the possibility of the fans missing again. But the number of infected cases is increasing around the world, not only in Britain. These people go to the stadiums and they can spread the infection, and in the stadiums, people don’t wear masks and this is what excites me the most. We must start again with the extra dose of vaccination, if it is decided, along with sanitizing hands, social distancing and masks.
He added, “I trust the scientists because they know exactly what is going on and more than I do.” People don’t die when they get the vaccination, but they can die if they don’t get it.
City leads the league with 44 points, three points behind Liverpool, and hosts Leicester City on Sunday.