The NHL season was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic on March 12, and the League has since extended the quarantine for the third time. Previously, the NHL management recommended that players do not leave their homes until March 27, and then – until April 6.
The World Health Organization in March declared the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. At present, almost 755 thousand cases of infection have been recorded, and more than 36.5 thousand people have died.
The United States ranks first in the world in the number of people infected with the coronavirus. Currently, more than 140 thousand cases of infection have been detected in the country, and about 2.4 thousand people have died from COVID-19.