(17 Mar 2020) UEFA formally proposed postponing the 2020 European Championship for one year on Tuesday because of the coronavirus outbreak.
The new tournament dates will be June 11 to July 11, the Norwegian soccer association announced during a conference call that UEFA hosted with its 55 national member federations.
The UEFA executive committee was due to make a formal decision in a separate consultation immediately after the members’ session.
For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough.
For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. The vast majority of people recover from the new virus.
According to the World Health Organization, people with mild illness recover in about two weeks, while those with more severe illness may take three to six weeks to recover.
The coronavirus pandemic has infected more than 183,000 people and killed more than 7,100 worldwide.
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