Premiership Rugby issued a statement on Monday evening that the suspension had been made because the government said it would no longer support mass gatherings while European Professional Club Rugby, which held a board meeting by conference call in the afternoon, reached an inevitable conclusion with all the professional leagues at a standstill and Europe poised to close its borders to non-essential foreign travel for the next 30 days.
England's Premiership Rugby today suspended its competition, which feature New Zealanders Steven Luatua, Charles Piutau, Lima Sopoaga, Brad Shields, Waisake Naholo, Sean Maitland, Malakai Fekitoa among many others, for five weeks. The Welsh Rugby Union may have to dip into the £35m it received from CVC when the private equity company bought a 27% share of the league earlier this season, the bulk of which it kept back for emergencies.
'The safety of our fans, players and staff is our first priority, and we would like to wish all of those who are affected our heartfelt best wishes and a very speedy recovery.
The ability to finish the season must now come into doubt with 11 rounds remaining, including finals.
"We will continue to work closely with DCMS and Public Health England, and to follow the advice of medical experts, and work with our clubs to help them to support their own wider communities at this time".
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I just wanted to share my news with you guys, and I will keep you updated as to how I'm doing", Elba said in his video. He encouraged people to wash their hands frequently and avoid going out if it wasn't necessary.
The Gallagher Premiership has been suspended for five weeks, next month's Heineken European Champions Cup and Challenge Cup quarter-finals have been postponed and the Rugby Football Union has suspended all rugby activity in England until 14 April because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Pro14 and France's Top 14 leagues were suspended indefinitely last week, with four global matches in the 2020 Six Nations Championship postponed because of the spread of COVID-19.
England's Rugby Players' Association (RPA) backed the Premiership shutdown.
While the destiny of the title remains uncertain, disgraced reigning Premiership and European champions Saracens are already assured of relegation from England's top flight for violations of the salary cap.
Chief Medical Officer for Wales, Dr Frank Atherton said the 68-year-old patient had underlying health concerns. It has also said it is still working to confirm the residential area of 12 of the 30 new cases.
De Sébastopol à Vladivostok en passant par Kaliningrad, ils ont plébiscité la réforme constitutionnelle. L'amendement à la constitution russe doit encore être approuvé par le peuple lors d'un référendum.
In response, the USA conducted strikes against pro-Iranian militia Kata'ib Hezbollah's weapons storage sites in Iraq. The Iraqi military said several Iraqi air defence servicemen were critically wounded.
British Columbia health officials have banned gatherings of over 50 people in an effort to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. Officials did not confirm where the seven new cases are, only that they are in the Island Health catchment area.
The Upper Peninsula Regional Blood Center is asking people to make time to donate, especially during this challenging time. Canadian Blood Services is seeking to reassure donors that it's safe to give blood, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
Début février, l'OMS avait demandé 675 millions de dollars (613 millions d'euros) pour combattre le coronavirus jusqu'en avril. C'est la première fois que la désignation " pandémie " est utilisée pour une épidémie à coronavirus .
We've been buying ventilators for several weeks now but we also need to manufacture more and as we've discussed in the House. Hancock said there were 5,000 ventilators available at the moment, but that many times that number would be needed.
En attendant, Emmanuel Macron réunit ce lundi midi un déjeuner de travail " en format Conseil de défense ". Cette décision prendra effet à partir du mardi 17 mars à 12 heures 00 et pour une durée de 30 jours.
Restaurants, and cafes - staples of French culture - will need to close, along with cinemas and nightclubs. Places of worship will stay open but all services and ceremonies will have to be postponed , he said.
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New Zealand bond yields have never been lower than they are now - meaning it is very cheap for the Government to borrow money. Economist Shamubeel Eaqub said he was not surprised that fixed home loan rates had not yet been cut.
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Other major provinces and cities have also reported some infections, with Gyeonggi Province reporting 20 additional cases. South Korean soldiers disinfect Daegu after a second cluster of cases linked to a religious group emerged.
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Apple was hit with a 25 million euro fine back in February over its software updates by French authorities. Apple, as you would expect, denied the accusations and plans to appeal.