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Thursday 26 March, 2020

From TheJournal.ie US Senate passes $2.2 trillion rescue package as the country's death toll exceeds 1,000 people Covid-19

US Senate passes $2.2 trillion rescue package as the country's death toll exceeds 1,000 people

There are now more than 30,000 known cases of Covid-19 in the state of New York

Wednesday 25 March, 2020

England's RFU expects losses up to £50 million over next 18 months due to Covid-19 crisis

The spread of coronavirus means no major sporting action can currently take place in the UK.

Champions League game escalated spread of Covid-19, says mayor of worst-hit Italian city

Bergamo Mayor Giorgio Gori was speaking about the clash between Atalanta and Valencia.

Wimbledon faces prospect of cancellation as organisers prepare for 'emergency meeting'

The 2020 tournament is set to start in London on 29 June.

England star Vunipola 'definitely staying' at Saracens despite relegation

The reigning Premiership champions will be relegated from the top-flight at the end of the campaign.

'Together we can overcome this crisis': Federers donate €940k to help vulnerable Swiss families

More than 8,800 people in Switzerland have tested positive for Covid-19.

Rescheduling of Olympics 'not restricted to summer months'

The rescheduling of the Games begins now, with doubts surrounding whether or not there will be a traditional athlete village.

Push Europe's Ryder Cup title defence back to next year, says 2018 star Fleetwood

The English golfer has accepted that postponing the event until 2021 makes most sense.

Fury-Wilder rematch postponed by virus pandemic

But promoter Bob Arum said the rematch had now been rescheduled until October at the earliest.

From TheJournal.ie US Senate and White House reach agreement on $2 trillion Covid-19 rescue package Rescue Plan

US Senate and White House reach agreement on $2 trillion Covid-19 rescue package

The deal will see a sweep of new measures to provide Americans with healthcare and business supports.

Tuesday 24 March, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: India puts 1.3 billion people under 'total lockdown' Covid-19

Coronavirus: India puts 1.3 billion people under 'total lockdown'

Police are patrolling the streets and used loud megaphones to tell residents to stay indoors.

Bayern Munich and Dortmund players agree to take 20% pay cuts

Footballers at a number of Bundesliga sides are doing the same, while German football will not start back until 30 April at the earliest.

From TheJournal.ie Albert Uderzo - co-creator of the Asterix comics - dies aged 92 Asterix And Obelix

Albert Uderzo - co-creator of the Asterix comics - dies aged 92

The adventures of Asterix and Obelix were translated into dozens of languages and spawned a number of feature films.

'Mission impossible' - Australia's A-League finally pulls the plug

A quartet who have represented Ireland play their football in Australia.

'Really scared,' says Bundesliga's first coronavirus case

Paderborn’s Luca Kilian, 20, was the first player diagnosed with Covid-19 in the German top-flight.

From TheJournal.ie Elderly patients in Spain found abandoned, sometimes dead, in nursing homes Spain

Elderly patients in Spain found abandoned, sometimes dead, in nursing homes

The army has been charged with helping to disinfect retirement homes in Spain.

From TheJournal.ie China to end travel restrictions in province where Covid-19 first emerged Covid-19

China to end travel restrictions in province where Covid-19 first emerged

From midnight tonight, healthy residents will be permitted to travel outside the province.

Monday 23 March, 2020

IOC member Pound says Tokyo Olympics postponement is inevitable

Dick Pound says the IOC will postpone the Tokyo Olympics and then deal with the “immense” ramifications of putting the Games back.

From TheJournal.ie Covid-19 death toll in Europe passes 10,000 Coronavirus

Covid-19 death toll in Europe passes 10,000

A total of 10,058 people with the novel coronavirus have died in Europe.

'We're ready for the worst' - Fears over future of cash-strapped NRL as season is suspended

Australia’s National Rugby League has been postponed two rounds into the new campaign.

Why is postponing this year's Olympics so complicated?

‘It’s not like moving a football game to next Saturday,’ says IOC president Thomas Bach.

From TheJournal.ie Harvey Weinstein reported to have tested positive for coronavirus Convicted

Harvey Weinstein reported to have tested positive for coronavirus

Sources told TMZ that Weinstein was one of two inmates to test positive at a New York prison.

Canada pulls out of Olympics, Japanese prime minister says delay may be 'inevitable'

The uncertainty amidst the Covid-19 pandemic continues.

Sunday 22 March, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: Merkel goes into quarantine as Germany bans gatherings of more than two people Mutti's Day

Coronavirus: Merkel goes into quarantine as Germany bans gatherings of more than two people

An infected doctor visited Merkel on Friday to administer a vaccination.

IOC's Olympics postponement decision to be made in next 4 weeks

The IOC has faced strong pressure to push back this summer’s Tokyo Games.

'To train for these Games clearly puts their physical and mental health at risk'

Athletes from several sports have criticised the IOC’s advice that they continue to prepare for the Games “as best they can”.

Liverpool FC offer stewards to supermarkets amid virus panic

The chief executive of Liverpool has made the offer.

Video meetings, cyber-training, frustration: life in lockdown for Europe's footballers

‘There’s only so much Netflix you can watch.’

From TheJournal.ie Italy shuts all non-essential factories as death toll rises by almost 800 in a day New Measures

Italy shuts all non-essential factories as death toll rises by almost 800 in a day

The Italian leader stressed that groceries and pharmacies would still remain open.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea says Trump wrote letter offering cooperation in 'anti-epidemic work'

North Korea says Trump wrote letter offering cooperation in 'anti-epidemic work'

This comes as a hiatus in disarmament talks between the two nations drags on.

Saturday 21 March, 2020

Italy international Mbanda joins coronavirus fight as volunteer worker in Parma

The back-row is working as an ambulance driver with other volunteers from the Yellow Cross.

Hamilton self-isolating following contact with Idris Elba

The 35-year-old had been at a function with Idris Elba and Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau, who both later tested positive for coronavirus.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: Italy's death toll rises by 793 in 24 hours Lombardy

Coronavirus: Italy's death toll rises by 793 in 24 hours

The total number of fatalities in the northern Lombardy regions around Milan surpassed 3,000.

Watch: Worcester lock Fatialofa in 'miracle' recovery from spine injury

Fatialofa’s wife has uploaded a video of him walking unaided as he continues his recovery from spinal surgery.

Friday 20 March, 2020

From TheJournal.ie No new cases in Wuhan 'gives the rest of the world hope', says World Health Organization WHO

No new cases in Wuhan 'gives the rest of the world hope', says World Health Organization

The World Health Organization said today its greatest worry was the impact the virus could have in a country with a weak health system.

'Premature' to postpone Tokyo Olympics - IOC chief

He remained optimistic about holding the Tokyo Olympics on schedule from July 24 to August 9.

Thursday 19 March, 2020

Former snooker star 'devastated' after being diagnosed with leukemia

1985 UK Championship runner-up Willie Thorne, who has been a commentator for the BBC, says he is starting chemotherapy in Spain today.

From TheJournal.ie China reports zero new domestic coronavirus cases for first time Covid-19

China reports zero new domestic coronavirus cases for first time

Wuhan and its 11 million people were placed under strict quarantine to keep the number of cases down.

Wednesday 18 March, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Sanders 'assessing' his next step after receiving another drubbing by Biden in Democratic primaries Democrats

Sanders 'assessing' his next step after receiving another drubbing by Biden in Democratic primaries

The results in yesterday’s primaries added more pressure on Bernie Sanders to abandon his campaign.

'No ideal solution' for Olympics as athletes speak out over virus concerns

Organisers are determined to stick to the schedule, even as athletes voice their opposition.