France suspends all football matches due to coronavirus fears

PARIS The French Football Federation has suspended all tournaments and championships due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

In a press statement on Thursday, the federation said that all tournaments, championships managed by the federation across the state for males and females and for all age categories will be suspended from Friday until further notice due to help control the spread of the respiratory virus. Earlier, the French Health Ministry reported that the number of cases in the past 24 hours had shot up again by 595 to reach 2,876 confirmed cases.

Deaths rose in the past day to 61 from 48 on Wednesday and serious or critical cases in intensive care numbered 129, up from 105 a day previously.

Source: Kuwait News Agency