Football governing bodies in England remain undecided on how the campaign will resume amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The games are suspended until April 30 at the earliest due to the outbreak which has claimed over 23,000 lives and infected more than 500,000 people.

The Premier League, EFL and the Professional Footballers’ Association met on Friday to discuss the situation and believes difficult decisions will be made to counter the economic impact of the disease.

In a joint statement issued on Friday, the football bodies said: “The Premier League, EFL and PFA met today and discussed the growing seriousness of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“It was stressed that the thoughts of all three organisations continue to be with everyone affected by the virus.

“The Premier League, EFL and PFA agreed that difficult decisions will have to be taken in order to mitigate the economic impact of the current suspension of professional football in England and agreed to work together to arrive at shared solutions.

“The leagues will not recommence until April 30 at the earliest. They will only do so when it is safe and conditions allow.

“Further meetings will take place next week with a view to formulating a joint plan to deal with the difficult circumstances facing the leagues, their clubs, players, staff and fans.”

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