Timeline of sport’s response to coronavirus on Tuesday, April 7

By PA Sport Staff
PA Media: Sport

The fallout from the coronavirus pandemic continued on Tuesday.

Here, the PA news agency recaps the day’s biggest developments.

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11.04am – The Mercedes F1 team announce they will start delivery of up to 10,000 new breathing devices to the NHS this week.

11.22am – Two more MotoGP rounds, the Italian Grand Prix (May 29-31) and the Catalan Grand Prix (June 5-7) are called off.

12.38pm – League Two leaders Crewe announce that they have decided to furlough staff and players.

1.22pm – Sunderland announce they have furloughed first-team players, contracted academy players and backroom staff but ensure all employees will be paid in full.

4.12pm – Jockey Club Racecourses announce that this year’s 2000 Guineas, 1000 Guineas, Derby and Oaks will not take place on their originally scheduled dates.

4.40pm – Ascot announce this year’s Royal meeting will be held behind closed doors “for public health and safety reasons”, if it goes ahead as planned in June.

4.42pm – Chief executive Richard Masters says the Premier League faces at least a £1billion loss if the 2019/20 season is not completed.

5.30pm – FIFA approves the extension of player contracts until seasons are able to finish and the movement of transfer windows.

5.56pm – Ryder Cup captains Padraig Harrington and Steve Stricker issue a joint letter stressing Europe and the US must remain united in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

7.15pm – The Canadian Grand Prix, due to take place from June 12-14, is postponed.

7.30pm – England wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler raises over £65,000 for the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals charity after auctioning off his World Cup final shirt.

9pm – Tottenham’s players are reminded of their responsibilities after some were spotted flouting social distancing rules as Jose Mourinho was seen working in a public park with Tanguy Ndombele. Davinson Sanchez and Ryan Sessegnon were caught by a social media user running side by side, while Serge Aurier posted a video of himself on Instagram jogging alongside another person.

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