PARIS, March 16 — Paris Saint-Germain have suspended all sporting activities until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Ligue 1 leaders said on Sunday.
The French top-flight has already been put on hold as has the Champions League since last week due to the deadly spread of Covid-19.
“Sporting activities for all our professional clubs will remain provisionally suspended for a period starting tomorrow March 16 until an undetermined date,” the Ligue 1 champions said.
PSG had announced the freezing of all their sporting sections including football and handball until Sunday and will announce a further update on Wednesday.
Elsewhere in France, which has recorded more than 4,500 cases and 91 deaths from the illness, fellow Ligue 1 side Nice also stopped their activities and closed their training centre.
Earlier on Sunday, Lyon defended president Jean-Michel Aulas after he had suggested wiping out the French season.
On Friday, Aulas told newspaper Le Monde: “The most logical thing would be to say: We’ll cancel everything and go back to the situation at the start of the season.” — AFP