Coronavirus is now a world problem. Every day, more and more positive cases are confirmed by different states, and the numbers are increasing day by day.
There were 620,915 confirmed cases, with 28, 653 deaths confirmed by the virus and only 137,363 recovering from the infection by Saturday.
This new coronavirus disease, called Coivd-19, which causes respiratory disease, was first reported in China at the end of last year and has now spread worldwide.
There are 104 996 cases with 1717 deaths and only 2 537 have recovered from the virus in the United States. In Italy, 86,498 cases with 9,134 deaths and 10,950 recoveries were confirmed.
It is a state of emergency everywhere, and although the rate of spread is still increasing, each country set different restrictions on national and international travel.
Other countries have now banned mass gatherings, while others have issued total bans. These measures amid the fear of this new, novel coronavirus have affected the sports sector.
Many global sports are currently at a standstill as the world grapples with the deadly Covid 19 virus, which is killing many lives.
Tokyo 2020 Olympic was recently postponed to 2021. The Olympic and Paralympic Games were scheduled to start on July 24 but were postponed for a year after a decision by the Tokyo Organizing Committee and local authorities.
The other events that were affected by this outbreak are the Diamond League meetings that were to take place in Rabat, Naples and Stockholm. They were to take place in Stockholm on May 24, followed by Naples on May 28 and Rabat on May 31.
Any events that should occur late may have been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak. This was confirmed on Friday by the organizers themselves.
In just one 2020 season, the Diamond League has now postponed five events. Earlier we saw the planned event in Doha and an unspecified host city in China was all clarified.
The decision was made after extensive consultation with all relevant authorities. The Diamond League organizers ‘statement about athletes’ safety concerns suggests that travel restrictions introduced by various nations in this dynamic global spread of covid-19 have allowed competition to be shifted to next year.
The statement also said that the meeting organizers, Diamond League and Athletics of the World continue are striving to deliver a structured, extensive season in 2020.
In the same statement, the Diamond League, after working with the global athletics calendar unit, will announce new dates for events to the world after the current situation has been curbed.
The next Diamond League event on the 2020 calendar is the Prefontaine classic Eugen, Oregon, which is to take place on June 6th and 7th. Also, 15 events are planned for this year, including the final in Zurich on September 11th.
Although the postponement of Tokyo 2020 to next year means that there is still some space on the calendar, the fate of the coronavirus is still unclear, we will just assume that the situation will be under control by mid-July.
Archie Fowler was born and raised in Cleveland. As a Reporter, Archie has contributed to several online publications including City Visitor Publications and Quantum Grafix. In regards to academics, Archie has got a Post Graduation Degree in Department Of Business from Cleveland State University. As a Reporter for Chroniclex Archie Covers World Topics.