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CORONAVIRUS FORCES POSTPONEMENT OF STRASBOURG VERSUS PSG

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Saturday’s Ligue 1 game between RC Strasbourg and champions Paris St Germain has been postponed amid the coronavirus outbreak, the French League (LFP) said on Friday (March 6).

Strasbourg’s Alsace region is one of the worst hit by the coronavirus in France, where 613 cases and nine deaths have been reported.

“Following a decree by the Bas-Rhin prefecture regarding the spread of the coronavirus, the game between Strasbourg and Paris St Germain is postponed to a later date,” the LFP said in a statement.

It is the first Ligue 1 game to be postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Several other sporting events in the country have been affected.

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