Official KHL announcement on Jan 12 epidemiological situation in the League
As of Jan 12, there were 171 positive PCR tests in the League’s teams, 124 of them regarding players. This translates as an increase of 60 cases in just one day (including 27 players).
Due to the rapid increase in the number of cases in the clubs and the high contagiousness of the virus, the League decided to postpone the game days on Jan 15, 17, 19 and 21, 2022 to later dates to be announced in a following official communication.
Avangard’s postponed games:
Avangard Omsk – Severstal Cherepovets
SKA Saint Petersburg – Avangard Omsk
Avangard Omsk – Barys Nur-Sultan
Alexei Morozov, KHL President:
- I want to reiterate – our main goal in pandemic times is the health of players and fans. Nothing has changed on this aspect.
The epidemiological situation is developing rapidly: in the last 24 hours, 60 people in the League got sick, and several clubs showed symptoms of the disease. The KHL will hold games over the next three matchdays with the participation of clubs where there will be no worsening of the epidemiological situation.
The speed of spread of the disease, as well as current information on the epidemiological situation in the country and the world indicate that in the next three days the number of registered cases of coronavirus will increase manifold. That’s why the League decided to postpone four matchdays, where most games will not take place because of the quarantine in the teams.
Postponed games will also be held during the Olympic break, and the KHL will publish a new schedule by the end of January. The FHR has confirmed our ability to hold games during the Olympics; we are in touch to jointly resolve the situation.
I would like to wish everyone to be healthy, take care of yourself, your families and loved ones. Only through joint effort and preventive measures will we be able to determine the winner of the Gagarin Cup for the 2021-2022 campaign.