Coronavirus are a group of viruses that cause diseases in mammals and birds. In humans, the viruses causes respiratory infections which are typically mild including the common cold. It has been a case of interest in the world as a whole with death cases rising every day. It started in China many years back, but it became worst early this year. It has since then spread to neighboring countries of China.
The Chinese Super League, which has many ex-Premier League players is said to have been postponed due to the virus. The league has the likes of Yaya Toure, Marouane Fellaini, Oscar, Marko Arnautovic and Salomon Rondon, was due to run from 22 February to 31 October.
But because of the coronavirus the league has decided to fix a new date for the start of the league but the date is yet to be announced. The Coronavirus has also affected other sporting events in the country, the men’s alpine skiing World Cup races in China, which was to start from 15 and 16 February in Yanqing, have been canceled.
The 2020 World Athletics Indoor Championships, which was to run from 13th to 15th March in Nanjing, have been pushed back to one year after. They made this change after the World Athletics sought advice from the World Health Organization.
Also, the all-electric Formula E series race which was to be held in Sanya, southern China, on 21 March has also been canceled. They said they are “closely monitoring” the situation in tandem with local authorities.
The China Football Association said their move to postpone the “2020 season national football competitions at all levels” was for good purpose. They said it was taken to help with the “prevention and control of the pneumonia epidemic of the new coronavirus infection. It will protect the health of the majority of fans, media, players, coaches, game officials, clubs and district staff”.
Yesterday British Airways announced it was suspending all flights to and from mainland China with immediate effect. A new date has not yet been fixed for the resumption of the Chinese Super League.