French soccer, other sports competitions will not resume before September: PM

Reuters , Tuesday 28 Apr 2020

Edouard Philippe
French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe speaks at a news conference at Hotel Matignon, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Paris, France April 19, 2020. Thibault Camus/Pool via Reuters

The French 2019-20 soccer season and other 2019-20 professional sports competitions will not be allowed to resume before September, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe told parliament on Tuesday.

"The 2019-2020 season of professional sports, especially that of football, will not be able to resume," he said.

He also said that following the end of a nationwide lockdown on May 11, gatherings of more than 10 people indoors or outdoors will remain banned and that beaches will remain closed to the public at least until June 1.

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