Coronavirus updates LIVE: Premier League wants home and away games

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected more than 4.1 million people and spread across 215 countries. Here are the biggest stories of its impact on sport today.

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Government has paved the way for elite sport to return behind closed doors in England from June 1.   -  Getty Images

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has spread worldwide, affecting the lives of over 4.1 million people, and spreading across 215 countries.

The Premier League is eyeing a resumption date while the German Football Association has set the restart date Bundesliga and DFB Pokal behind closed doors after chancellor Angela Merkel gave the go-ahead on Wednesday. It will be the first league to return after lockdown in Europe.

LaLiga and Serie A have announced clubs can return to training with players training individually.

Here are the biggest news stories from the world of sport, as they happen: