The Hungarian Football Federation (MLSZ) on Tuesday postponed all football matches as the new coronavirus known as COVID-19 continues to spread across the country. 

“Due to the current, serious, nationwide health situation caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, the Hungarian Football Federation (MLSZ)’s Executive Committee has, with immediate effect, temporarily postponed every competitive football fixture under its jurisdiction until an updated decision is reached,” the federation said in a statement.

The MLSZ also advised that all sporting activities, such as training sessions should be postponed over the coronavirus outbreak.

COVID-19 emerged in Wuhan, China last December, and has spread to

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