The fallout from the coronavirus pandemic continued on Tuesday.
Here, the PA news agency recaps the day’s biggest developments.
The designs of a new breathing aid developed by engineers at @ucl and Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains, working with clinicians at @uclh, have been made freely available to support the global response to #COVID19 🙏https://t.co/CKueF9KyAE
— Mercedes-AMG F1 (@MercedesAMGF1) April 7, 2020
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.
📰 #SAFC can today confirm that its first-team players, contracted academy players and backroom staff have recently been placed on furlough leave due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Sunderland AFC (@SunderlandAFC) April 7, 2020
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.
Following the unprecedented disruption caused by COVID-19 at all levels of football, FIFA has worked on a series of recommendations & guidelines to address some key practical issues re: player contracts & the transfer system.
— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) April 7, 2020
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.
The 2020 Canadian Grand Prix, scheduled to take place June 12-14, has been postponed
— Formula 1 (@F1) April 7, 2020
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.