A number of sports clubs around the world have been put into quarantine after individual players were diagnosed with the coronavirus.
Among the most high-profile new cases were Juventus striker Paulo Dybala, Milan legend Paolo Maldini and Espanyol's high-profile Chinese player Wu Lei.
Most recently, NBA superstar Kevin Dutant and three of his Brooklyn Nets teammates have tested positive, while Italian football giants Juventus said French midfielder Blaise Matuidi had also contracted the virus.
Real Madrid's professional football and basketball squads were placed in quarantine after a player from the basketball team tested positive.
The top football leagues have been suspended, while Euro 2020 has been postponed until next year.
The opening of the Formula One season has been delayed, while the NBA season in the US has been suspended "until further notice".
As it stands, the International Olympic Committee remains fully committed to staging the Tokyo 2020 Games as scheduled this summer.