JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - Officials of Spain's football La Liga have decided to suspend the competition indefinitely this season as the number of deaths in Spain from the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic continues to increase.
La Liga matches have been stopped since the first weekend in March, and the decision to postpone the competition for two weeks was announced the following week.
Now, La Liga and the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) say that there will not be professional competition in Spain until the government gives the green light.
"The Monitoring Commission formed by the RFEF-La Liga Coordination Agreement currently approves the suspension of professional football competitions until the Spanish Government authorities give the green light without any health risks," La Liga and RFEF said in a joint statement reported by Sky Sports, which was monitored in Jakarta, on Monday (3/23/2020).
"Both RFEF and La Liga would like to express our greatest gratitude to all those who dedicate their best efforts to provide services to the citizens of Spain, and also express their condolences to all those who have died, and the warm welcome from the world of football to many families who have lost people the beloved one."
More than 2,000 people have died in Spain due to COVID-19, according to the latest figures released on Monday.