English soccer suspended until April 30

Professional soccer in England will not resume until April 30 at the earliest due to the coronavirus pandemic.

A statement from the Premier League, EFL and the Football Association, along with the Women's professional game, the Professional Footballers' Association and the League Managers' Association confirmed the extension to the suspension on Thursday.

The governing bodies had originally agreed a suspension last Friday until early April.

The statement read: "We have collectively agreed that the professional game in England will be further postponed until no earlier than April 30."

The FA's rules and regulations state the season shall terminate no later than the June 1 but it was agreed this can be "extended indefinitely" for the 2019/20 campaign.

The postponement of Euro 2020 by 12 months until 2021 on Tuesday allowed for European leagues that have been suspended because of the coronavirus outbreak more time to complete their respective seasons.