The PSG game in Strasbourg postponed for fear of viruses
PARIS: Paris Saint Germain 's Flirt 1 match in Strasbourg on Saturday has been postponed coronavirus fears French football league (LFP) announced on Friday.
Following an order from the Bas-Rhin authorities concerning the spread of the coronavirus, the meeting is postponed, the LFP said in a statement.
It is the first French league match to be postponed because of the new coronavirus.
The decision was made after several people tested positive for COVID-19 in the Haut-Rhin region, which borders the Bas-Rhin region, where Strasbourg is located.
The arrival of 26,000 at the Stade de la Meinau, a quarter of which would come from the Haut-Rhin region, is likely to promote the spread of COVID-19, local authorities said in a statement.
On Friday, the French health ministry said that the number of coronavirus infections in the country had jumped by 154 to 577, with two more deaths bringing the total toll to nine.
Runaway Flirt 1 leaders PSG The postponement will not be too annoying, as the decision will give them an extra day of rest before their last Champions League match in the last 16 games against Borussia Dortmund at Parc des Princes on Wednesday.