UEFA is set to discuss whether EURO 2020 can go ahead as planned at an emergency meeting next week.
In a statement, the European football governing body said it had invited representatives to a videoconference in light of the outbreak.
It said delegates would discuss all domestic and European competitions, including EURO 2020.
“In the light of the ongoing developments in the spread of COVID-19 across Europe and the changing analysis of the World Health Organisation, UEFA has today invited representatives of its 55 member associations, together with the boards of the European Club Association and the European Leagues and a representative of FIFPro, to attend meetings by videoconference on Tuesday 17 March to discuss European football’s response to the outbreak,” it said.
In the light of ongoing developments in the spread of Covid-19, UEFA has invited various stakeholders to discuss European football’s response to the outbreak.
Discussions will include all domestic and European competitions, including UEFA EURO 2020.
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— UEFA (@UEFA) March 12, 2020
It comes after the WHO yesterday declared the outbreak a pandemic, warning that confirmed cases of the virus outside of China had increased 13-fold in the past two weeks.
In Ireland, the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar this morning confirmed that schools, colleges and public offices would close from 6pm tonight until March 29th.
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