The organizers of the New York City Marathon have decided to cancel this event due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). The event was scheduled to be held on November 1. Let us tell you that New York City is the most affected by the coronavirus epidemic in the US. Therefore, this step has been taken as a precautionary measure. The New York Road Runners reported on Wednesday that it was canceling the world's largest marathon. The decision has been taken keeping in mind the safety and health of the runners, volunteers, spectators and others after consultation with the Mayor's office. Let us tell you that not only in America, but such programs are also being canceled all over the world, in which more people are likely to gather.
Earlier, the Saudi government has banned foreigners for Haj pilgrimage this time. It has now been decided to cancel the New York City Marathon in the US. Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement that this marathon is associated with all of us. The decision to cancel it was not easy. I applaud the New York Road Runners, who made public health and safety a priority. We will be hosting this marathon next year.
The New York City Marathon started in 1970 and today it has become the largest marathon in the world. Last year, over 53,000 runners crossed the finish line in this marathon. Runners who have registered for this year's race can withdraw their money. The marathon will now take place on November 7 next year.
More than 95,32,128 cases have been reported worldwide, while 4,85,122 people have died due to the virus. In such a situation, this epidemic is being taken very seriously. On the other hand, No vaccine has been developed for COVID-19 yet. In such a situation, the risk of an epidemic is increasing every day. America is the most affected by the coronavirus in the world, where 24,62,554 people have been infected so far and 1,24,281 people have died.