Xinhua News Agency, Washington, October 6 (Reporter Wang Jimin) According to local media reports on the 6th, in view of the recent new crown epidemic affecting several teams and games, the NFL will introduce more measures to restrict negligence in epidemic prevention Teams and individuals, including severe measures such as the cancellation of future draft picks and games of the team involved.
Because many Tennessee Titans were diagnosed with the new crown virus before, the game between the team and the Pittsburgh Steelers was postponed, and this decision also affected the schedule of the other teams. In addition, the game between the New England Patriots and the Kansas City Chiefs was also postponed because of players infected with the new crown virus.
This is the first large-scale impact of the new crown epidemic in the NFL new season that started in September. A series of compelling adjustments also gave the NFL a sense of crisis, and the Titans’ as many as 20 "successful" in the new crown also shocked the league. According to local media reports, NFL President Goodell has issued an internal notice to each team, warning the team must abide by the pre-season epidemic prevention measures, otherwise they will face greater punishment.
"The regulations must be strictly followed. The situation we are now facing is severe and we must be vigilant. Negligence and carelessness are our common enemy." Goodall said.
Goodell said that any team will be severely punished if the epidemic spreads due to inadequate epidemic prevention and affects the rest of the team. In addition to heavy financial penalties, future draft picks and even games will be cancelled.
Recently, the NFL has imposed heavy penalties on some teams and individuals who fail to comply with the epidemic prevention regulations. The reasons include failure to maintain social distance, non-compliant wearing of masks, and unauthorized personnel entering the locker room. In addition, the league will take more measures to strictly prevent the epidemic, including reducing the size of the team going to away games, installing more cameras to monitor violations of epidemic prevention regulations, reducing the scale of trial training, expanding the scope of application of the "mask order", and adopting More online meetings, etc.
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