As a result of the spread of coronavirus pandemic, Paris St-Germain has been awarded the Ligue 1 title, meaning the season would not resume.

Accoring to BBC, PSG were 12 points clear at the top of the table, with a game in hand, when French football was suspended indefinitely on 13 March.

The reason for the new development is the same reason the French government cancelled the 2019-20 sporting season earlier this week.

On points, while Lorient have been crowned Ligue 2 champions on the same principle, PSG have been awarded the title on a points-per-game basis.

The club said they wished to dedicate the title “to healthcare staff and all the everyday heroes on the front line”.

In reaction to the title, PSG chairman and CEO Nasser Al-Khelaifi stated that French essential workers’ “commitment and self-sacrifice over many weeks have earned our deepest admiration”.

Speaking further, he said, “We understand, respect and support the decisions taken by the French Government to end the championship. Health, as the government has always said, must be everyone’s priority.

“In these difficult times, I hope that this trophy will bring a little happiness and hope to all our supporters, and I am grateful to them for their unwavering support which helps drive Paris St-Germain forward.”

French football’s governing body had been hoping to resume the season on 17 June before the government’s intervention.