Major League Soccer has extended its halt on training for all its 26 teams until at least next Friday, the league announced on Sunday.

"MLS players are expected to remain in each club's respective market, and have been advised to exercise safe social distancing measures," a spokesperson for the league said in a news release.

The league said it is continuing to work with public health officials, coronavirus experts, the players' union and officials from other North American professional sports leagues to come up with a set of safety guidelines so teams can continue to train while the league is shut down due to the coronavirus outbreak.