Russian Premier League games went ahead at the weekend but will now stop after the Russian Ministry of Sport introduced new anti-coronavirus measures ©Getty Images

The Russian Ministry of Sport has cancelled all international events scheduled to take place in the country until further notice because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Events including Russian Premier League football matches went ahead at the weekend, but Russia has now joined much of the rest of the world in putting the majority of its sporting calendar on hold. 

The new measures come into force today and include any event where non-Russians would take part.

In a statement, the Ministry of Sport also recommended putting all-Russian sporting events on hold and said mass-participation events would no longer take place.

Russia's official state news agency TASS reports that there are 93 COVID-19 cases in Russia now - an increase of 30 in the past day. 

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova said roughly 15,000 people were currently under medical supervision after returning from countries where they could have contracted the virus, and that 86 of Russia's 93 confirmed cases has been imported.

Anybody entering Russia from the United States or elsewhere in Europe is expected to self-isolate for 14 days.

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has also banned any public event with more than  50 people in attendance, reports the Moscow Times, and schools and universities in the city will close from March 21 until at least April 12. 

At least 6,713 people have now died as a result of contracting COVID-19 globally, with the number of cases outside of China now bigger than the number inside the country where the outbreak began.