Coronavirus outbreak could threaten World Indoor Championships

By George Davis and Mariah Ramharrack January 28, 2020

Minister of Health Christopher Tufton insists the country will operate with extreme caution as it relates to the country's participation in the World Indoor Championships.  With the games to be held in ‎Nanjing‎,  some 600 kilometres from Wuhan, the epicentre of the outbreak safety concerns have been raised over the staging of the Games, which begins in March.

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