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PSG suspends all club activities due to coronavirus

Paris Saint-Germain has confirmed that it has suspended all club activities until Monday after the postponement of Ligue 1.

The spread of coronavirus worldwide has led to the mass cancellation of sporting events, the Ligue de Football Professionnel confirmed on Friday that all Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 matches are suspended “until further notice”.

It had initially been agreed earlier this week that all games would be played behind closed doors until April 15, but, after the advice of the French government, the games will now be postponed.

In the wake of the announcement, the leaders of the Ligue 1 PSG – who defeated Borussia Dortmund in an empty Parc des Princes on Wednesday and took 12 points ahead in the French top flight – confirmed that they had closed all operations.

“All the departments of the club and its sports sections are concerned, women’s and men’s football, handball and judo,” reads a note on the PSG website.

“All workouts are canceled until [and including] Sunday. Athletes are encouraged to stay in their homes during this time. The club’s medical service and its external experts must follow the evolution of the situation and recommend the measures to be taken for the following days from Sunday evening.

“The club remains attentive to the decisions that will be announced by UEFA on 17 March on the conduct of its competitions.”

A date for the resumption of the French leagues has not been announced, although a further update is expected after a meeting of the 55 UEFA-affiliated associations on Tuesday.

At present, all major European leagues are currently on hold until early April, with the Bundesliga canceling games for this weekend, while the Premier League has also postponed the games.

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