World Athletics Indoor Championship Postponed in China due to Coronavirus

The World Athletics Authority (WAA) said that the tournament was to be held from March 13 to 15 this year, but it will now be held in March 2021.
World Athletics Indoor Championship Postponed in China due to Coronavirus

The World Athletics Indoor championship was to be held in Nanjing, China, but now it is postponed for a year due to coronavirus in China. On Wednesday, The World Athletics Authority (WAA) said that the tournament was to be held from March 13 to 15 this year, but it will now be held in March 2021. Earlier there was a discussion on holding this tournament in another country, but the agreement could not be reached. According to the WAA, 'The coronavirus is showing its effect in most cities of China. Our athletes are ready for this championship. In such a situation, we did not even want to cancel it. We are now preparing to organize it in 2021 together with our partner Nanjing Management Committee.'

So far 170 people have died due to coronavirus in China. At the same time, around six thousand people are suffering from this disease. Seeing the increasing number of deaths and patients, countries around the world including India have come to panic.

Countries like India, Britain, Russia, Indonesia, and Myanmar have canceled flights to China. The Union Health Ministry has appealed to the people to refrain from traveling to China. Indian Airlines Air India has canceled the Delhi-Shanghai flight from 31 January to 14 February.

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