South Korean soccer authorities have indefinitely postponed the beginning of the 2020 home season as issues develop over an outbreak of coronavirus within the nation.

The choice is more likely to have an effect on A-League premiers Perth Glory, whose AFC Champions League go to to southeast Korean membership Ulsan, scheduled for March 4, seems to be set to be performed behind closed doorways.

The Okay League made the announcement after an emergency assembly in Seoul on Monday because the nation grapples with the viral outbreak that started in China and has contaminated almost 80,000 individuals globally.

The variety of reported instances in South Korea reached 763 on Monday, together with seven deaths.

Whereas nearly all of infections in South Korea have been recorded within the southeastern metropolis of Daegu, there are issues that the virus might unfold nationwide.

On Friday, the Okay League postponed the opening video games of the season for Daegu FC and close by Pohang Steelers, scheduled to be held this Saturday, however now all video games shall be suspended till additional discover.

The organisation additionally determined that the Asian Champions League video games set to be hosted by South Korean golf equipment in March – together with Perth’s go to to Ulsan subsequent Wednesday – will go forward, however in empty stadiums.