Coronavirus: Belgium’s Mouscron are postponed again as battle to control virus continues  


November 6 – Covid-19 continues to play havoc with the Belgian Pro League schedule with Mouscron vs OH Leuven being postponed because of infections at the Walloon club. It’s the third Mouscron game that will require rescheduling.

The club last played a league match on October 18 after which the coronavirus plagued both the squad and members of staff. On Thursday, Mouscron still had seven infections. The Belgian league allows clubs to ask for a postponement when seven players at a club test positive.

Last week, Mouscron counted 21 infections, forcing the match against STVV to be postponed as well. A week earlier, Mouscron had 13 coronavirus cases leading to their match against Cercle Brugge being delayed.

The league still needs to find new dates for Mouscron’s three matches. The club are bottom of the league with three points from nine matches. This weekend the twelfth round of matches will take place in the Belgian top flight.

Belgium has been struggling to contain the second wave of the coronavirus and had been recording more than 15,000 coronavirus cases on average a day, but that number has dropped after local authorities imposed stricter lockdown restrictions in the country.

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