Amid increasing concerns over the extensive outbreak of the deadly coronavirus, the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) on Sunday said athletes from participant nations are free to take a call on their contribution to the Tokyo Olympic Test Event.
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On Friday, India drew out of the upcoming shooting World Cup in Cyprus, citing the novel coronavirus threat there. Because of the present situation, the ISSF issued a declaration on Sunday and said shooters who have already secured Olympic 2020 quotas could skip the events.
“The deadline for the final entrances to the Test Event ‘Ready Steady Tokyo’ is forthcoming. In the light of the present situation with COVID-19, it is for you to adjust the possible risks for your athletes’ health in traveling and coming in contact with citizens of different countries,” the ISSF said.
As a result of the existence of already introduced restrictions, operational measures undertaken by governments and dynamics of the virus, the ISSF recommends you deliberate in making travel arrangements. Thailand has become the latest country to report its first death from coronavirus as the outbreak continues to spread around the world with more than 86,000 people infected.
The ISSF added, “Of course, each Member Federation that has athletes invited to the Test Event is free to make any decisions on their trip to Japan and participation in the competitions. The ISSF is intensive care of the situation and desires to avoid any risk for those athletes who obtained the quota places and earned the right to take part in the Tokyo Olympic.
A Hokkaido man in his 70s has died after being diseased with COVID-19, the Japanese government said on Sunday, bringing the country’s death toll to 12. On Saturday, several European countries announced new cases. Iran exposed another jump in infections, and Qatar became the latest Middle East on its participation in the Tokyo Olympic Test Event.