It has been announced that the Tour de France has been postponed by two months due to the COVID_19 pandemic.
The 107th celebration of the race was going to take place on the 27th of June, but today new dates were issued, with the opening stage on August 29 and the finale on September 20.
It was announced on Monday when the French President Emmanuel Macron announced there could be no mass gatherings in the country until mid-July.
The tour will take place over the same route as was planned for the original dates without any changes.
In other news, the government is coming under pressure to re-open schools before the May half term. It is belief that the economy will shrink by 35% due to the coronavirus lockdown.
A number of ministers are understood to be calling for younger pupils to return to the classroom as soon as May 11.
Previously it has been announced that the earliest schools will reopen is May 25.
On Tuesday scientific advisers met to discuss the possible extension of the lockdown, this decision will be announced by tomorrow.
The Department of Health said that a total of 12,868 patients have died in hospital after testing positive for coronavirus in the UK as of 5 pm on Tuesday, up by 761 from 12,107 the day before.
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