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The Ligue 1 experience is the most recent to be called off because of the rapid spread of this disease.

The Ligue 1 fixture between Paris Saint-Germain and Strasbourg has been postponed because of fears over the coronavirus.

The French champions were scheduled to go to Alsace to confront Thierry Laurey’s staff on Saturday evening, however, the spread of this virus has forced the police to call off the game.

There have been 49 confirmed cases of the disease in the region as of Friday, with several public parties in Alsace being cancelled because of this.

Ligue 1 confirmed on Friday night that the match won’t proceed as planned and will be moved to a later date.

“After an order from the Bas-Rhin prefecture regarding the spread of the coronavirus, the RC Strasbourg Alsace – Paris Saint-Germain game is postponed to a later date,” a statement read.

The decision came after sports ministry Roxana Maracineanu stated Ligue 1 games wouldn’t be affected by measures to fight the spread of this virus.

Maracineanu declared at a news conference on Tuesday that league matches would take place because nearly all audiences are travelling from nearby areas where there were no confirmed outbreaks of COVID-19.

But she did indicate PSG’s Champions League last-16 second leg against Borussia Dortmund next Wednesday could have to be played behind closed doors.

The coronavirus has infected over 100,000 people and killed at least 3,400 worldwide since the outbreak started in China in December last year.

The spread of this virus has caused havoc in soccer, with various matches being postponed throughout the world.

In Italy, many games were postponed last week and the government has announced matches will be played behind closed doors until April 3, while leagues in Morocco, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have mastered that fans won’t be permitted to attend games.

Meanwhile, in England, the Premier League has decided to stop pre-match handshakes until further notice.

The spread of this disease has raised concerns surrounding Euro 2020, though UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin is convinced that the tournament will proceed.

“We’re dealing with it and we’re confident we can cope with it,” Ceferin reported this week.

“You do not know how many big concerns we have: we have safety issues, political instability and one is also the virus. Let us try to be optimistic, not consider dark situations — there is time for that later.”