The English Premier League has been suspended until at least April 4, subject to medical advice and conditions at that time.
The decision was made after shareholders met on Friday and unanimously decided to suspend the professional game in England, the EPL said in a statement.
Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters said that the league wished Arsenal's head coach Mikel Arteta and Chelsea player Callum Hudson-Odoi "speedy recoveries," after they both tested positive for coronavirus.
"In this unprecedented situation, we are working closely with our clubs, Government, The FA (Football Association) and EFL (English Football League) and can reassure everyone the health and welfare of players, staff and supporters are our priority," he added.
The aim is to reschedule fixtures when it is safe to do so and further updates will be provided when appropriate, the statement said.