WORCESTER City's game today has been called off after "flu-like symptoms in and around the squad".

Many fixtures have been postponed across the country due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

City had been due to visit Racing Club Warwick in the Midland Football League Premier Division today.

The Southern League and Hellenic League have called all games off this weekend.

Although National League games were scheduled to go ahead, Kidderminster Harriers' trip to Leamington was postponed with no explanation from either club.

Meanwhile, Worcester Raiders' West Midlands League Premier Division home game with Bilston Town at Claines Lane has been called off due to a waterlogged pitch.

Pershore Town postponed their county derby with Bewdley Town and "all games until further notice" due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

A City statement said: "Following on from the league's statement earlier this evening (Friday) we regret to inform supporters that Saturday's game vs Racing Club Warwick has been postponed.

"We were informed this morning (Friday) that five people in and around our squad were reporting flu-like symptoms and following discussions with our opponents and the league throughout the day all agreed this was the best course of action to take.

"A new date for this fixture will be discussed in the coming days."

The Midland League statement had stated: "Further to the communication of yesterday (Thursday) regarding the Coronavirus crisis and following the Premier League and EFL deciding to pause the season until April 9 the MFL have taken advice from the FA who informed us that it is each league’s decision as to what approach it wishes to take so each league at Steps 5 and 6 will do what it believes best for its member clubs.

"Accordingly and in common with the National League and Northern Premier League the MFL’s board has decided that all matches will go ahead this weekend with future fixtures being reviewed on Monday.

"Our primary concern, as always, is to protect the financial stability of our clubs. This means playing as many games as we can so long as clubs wish to do so.

"This is not contrary to the league’s and clubs’ duty of care considerations to players, officials or supporters but in a season where clubs have been severely impacted by weather-related postponements the MFL board believes that pausing the season right now would prove disastrous for many clubs.

"The situation is changing daily so our approach to Covid-19 must be flexible, recognising the very genuine concerns around the health of players, officials and supporters.

"The league has consistently urged clubs to follow government advice which is that football matches should go ahead as planned for now.

"Having carefully weighed up all options and mindful that we are between a rock and a hard place on this issue all MFL matches will therefore go ahead as planned this weekend unless a club is directly affected by players, referees or volunteers who are self-isolating or have serious concerns.

"Please refer to the FA’s guidance notes issued earlier this week. If an infection occurs or is suspected within a team group, Government advice should be followed and the individuals with whom the victim is in direct contact should be advised to self-isolate.

"In these cases, details should be provided to the league soonest and affected games will be postponed.

"No club may simply call a game off ­— that is a decision for the league alone, however all requests will be dealt with sympathetically.

"We have requested urgent advice from the FA with regard to the impact of any short or medium-term implications for payments to any contract players. As soon as we receive this guidance, it will be issued to all clubs.

"In closing, the league acknowledges this is not a decision that will meet with universal approval. Although our current stance may have to be reviewed as events escalate, it will be business as usual for as long as possible."

On the Raiders match, the club said on Facebook today: "Our game this afternoon is off after a pitch inspection. It was deemed unsafe in the one corner after last night's rain."

Pershore Town posted on Twitter: "Due to the uncertain times caused through the outbreak of COVID-19 PTFC have taken the decision to put the players and its supporters welfare first and accordingly are postponing all games until further notice."