African Sports Events, Camps Take Backseat as COVID-19 Spreads
As the novel coronavirus spreads across the world, Africa has been forced to reconsider its approach to various sports tournaments, cancelling many. Several major athletics meets and soccer tournaments have been disrupted and the virus could also have an impact on African Olympic teams, if the Olympics, scheduled for July 24 to August 9, 2020 in Japan, take place.
Coronavirus Deals Knockout Blow to Sport on the Continent
DW, 21 March 2020
It's not just Asian and European sports that are taking a back seat in times like this. African sports events up and down the continent are getting cancelled too as a result of the… Read more »
Coronavirus Threat - State Suspends All Sports Activities
Daily News, 18 March 2020
PRIME Minister Kassim Majaliwa has announced cancellation of all sporting activities and events that are of a huge public nature, as part of strengthening preventive measures to… Read more »
COVID-19 - Iron Man SA and Splash Festival Cancelled Until Further Notice
News24Wire, 17 March 2020
The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has cancelled all major events - including the popular Iron Man SA triathlon and the Splash Festival - until further notice, as an attempt to… Read more »
Major Marathons Cancelled Over COVID-19
Nation, 12 March 2020
When Haile Gebreslassie visited athletes in Iten, Elgeyo Marakwet County, last month, New York Marathon champion Joyciline Jepkosgei was one of those he inspired. Read more »
Basketball Africa League Postponed Over Coronavirus
This Day, 5 March 2020
The start of the first season of the Basketball Africa League has been postponed because of coronavirus fears. Read more »
Following growing concerns on the spread of the novel coronavirus and the WHO declaration that it is a pandemic, the Confederation of African Football has suspended all upcoming ... Read more »
As the COVID-19 outbreak spreads across the globe, African countries are responding in various ways, from imposing travel bans to closing schools.
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With several African governments closing borders, implementing travel bans and enforcing strict quarantine measures to curb the spread of the virus, experts have said there will be ... Read more »
As of July 14, the confirmed cases of COVID-19 from 55 African countries have reached 611,115. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 13,463 and recoveries 302,923.
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