The NHL will make announcement about future of its season
The National Hockey League has issued a statement saying it will make an announcement tomorrow about what it plans to do in the wake of the NBA suspending its season after a Utah Jazz player tested positive for coronavirus.
National Hockey League Statement Regarding Coronavirus: https://t.co/AKrmh8ao4F pic.twitter.com/PZ7dQBbGVB— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) March 12, 2020
One team in the league already said it will be playing games to an empty arena without fans.
The Columbus Blue Jackets announced earlier today that they will become the first NHL team to play home games without fans after Ohio Governor Mike DeWine said he'd be banning large scale gatherings.
Full #CBJ statement on the upcoming home game schedule. pic.twitter.com/krGEcEnd76— Columbus Blue Jackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) March 11, 2020
Separately, the NCAA also announced that its upcoming men's and women's college basketball tournaments will take place in empty arenas.
Also today, the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus a pandemic.
And earlier tonight, United States President Donald Trump announced all travel from Europe would be suspended starting Friday.
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