The decision to cancel the league campaign came the day after a UEFA meeting recommended that countries try to complete their seasons, even if it means playing on into August.
Brugge had a runaway 15 point lead at the top of the standings with one round of matches left to play before the start of the post-season playoffs, involving the top six clubs.More news: Coronavirus Cases To Hit 1 Million In A Few Days
The Belgian Pro League are set to call a halt to their season and crown champions in what would be the first major move by a European League during the COVID-19 outbreak..
"A resumption of the competition would in no way outweigh the health risks for players, employees and everyone involved in the competition organisation and the necessary maintenance of order", the statement said. In addition, the decisions of the local authorities threaten to make it impossible to run the championship days simultaneously.More news: Tekashi 6ix9ine set to be released from prison today
The Belgian post-season format would usually see a second playoff competition between the remaining 10 teams in the top flight and the top six teams from the second tier, with the victor going on to face a team from the other play-off competition for the country's final European place. "Taking into account the above elements, the Board of Directors made a unanimous recommendation to not resume the competitions of the 2019-20 season and to accept the current classification of the Jupiler Pro League as classification final, subject to the decisions of the licensing commission".
In a statement, the league said: "The board of directors unanimously decided that it was not desirable, whatever the scenario envisaged, to continue the competition after 30 June".More news: United States won't drop hostile policy despite leaders' ties: North Korea
The working group will also decide what to do about the Belgian Cup final between Brugge and Antwerp, which was to have been played in Brussels on March 22 but was also suspended.