The Danish Open, which doubles as Denmark’s Olympic Swimming Trials, has been cancelled. The move is in response to the lockdown underway across the country, including the closure of all swimming pools and swim club activities, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Open was the primary selection meet for Danes, while the Swim Open in Stockholm, Sweden, was to have been the secondary qualification meet on April 3-6, but that, too, was called off today.

In addition, Norway has just announced a comprehensive lockdown of the country, as a crisis response to coronavirus. Kindergartens, schools, gyms, bars, restaurants – and sports training centres – will be closed as of this evening. Major cultural and sporting events are banned with immediate effect. More on that story.