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NOC cancels all sport events over corona fears

NOC cancels all sport events over corona fears

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Mar 14, 2020 - 17:53

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The National Olympic Committee (NOC) and General Directorate of Physical Training have cancelled all sportinfo-icon events countrywide for prevention of coronavirus spread.

A statement from NOC to Pajhwok Afghan News said that the decision of cancelling sporting events was made in a joint meeting of Olympic officials today.

The meeting decided to cancel all sporting events and public gatherings for sportsinfo-icon to prevent the virus from spreading in the country, the statement said.

The source said no positive case of the virus had been detected among the sport societyinfo-icon so far.

The NOC added that the decision was made to protect the healthinfo-icon of sports people.

This comes as Buzkashiinfo-icon match is ongoing in Chaman-i-Huzuri playground since few days.

Public health officials had criticized organizing of the match and asked officials concerned to cancel it.

Ten positive cases of coronavirus have so far been detected across the country.

Mds/ma

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