The Wimbledon tennis tournament, scheduled for June 29 to July 12, has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, organizers said in a statement on Wednesday.
At the same time, ATP and WTA have announced that the men’s and women’s professional tennis circuits will be suspended until July 13, the entire season of field tournaments.
Last month, another Grand Slam tournament, Roland-Garros, scheduled for late May-early June, announced its postponement until the fall due to the pandemic.
The UK recorded 563 deaths from the new coronavirus in a single day on Wednesday, bringing the total death toll to more than 2,000 in the country, according to official figures.
Since the start of the pandemic, health authorities have counted 2,352 cases of hospital deaths from patients with Covid-19 and nearly 30,000 cases tested positive (29,474, or 4,324 more in 24 hours).
Among the public figures infected by the virus are Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Minister of Health Matt Hancock, both quarantined, in addition to the famous British comedian Andrew Jack, who died of the pandemic, or Prince Charles, heir to the crown, released Monday from its self-isolation after its recovery.