In order to cooperate with the prevention and control of pneumonia caused by the new coronavirus infection, and ensure the health of fans, media, players, coaches, game officials, clubs and game area staff, China Football Association decided to postpone the start of 2020 season of all kinds of football matches at all levels in the country from now on.
CFA will continue to maintain close communication with national authorities, determine the time of each event this season in combination with the actual development of the epidemic situation in various regions, and make reasonable adjustments to the competition system, schedule and scale of some events when necessary, and relevant information will be released in a timely manner through the official channels of CFA.
On behalf of football workers all over the country, CFA pays deep respect to all medical workers and staff who are fighting in the front line of epidemic prevention and control.
Here’s the latest on the Wuhan coronavirus
The coronavirus outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December and it has now spread across the globe.
Today, Chinese authorities are trying to contain the outbreak while other countries evacuate their citizens from Wuhan. At the same time, scientists are racing to learn more about the virus and develop a vaccine.
Here are the latest updates (By Jan 30, 24:00):
The numbers: In China, 213 people have died and there are at least 9,692 confirmed cases in the country — far exceeding the number of worldwide SARS cases during the deadly 2003 outbreak.
Health emergency: World Health Organization has declared coronavirus a public health emergency of international concern.
Global spread: Outside mainland China, more than 100 cases have been reported in 22 other countries and territories. Italy, the Philippines and India have confirmed their first cases.
Human-to-human transmission: US reported its first case of person-to-person transmission outside of China. There is a similar case in Germany and suspected in Japan.
Evacuations: The US, Japan and South Korea have already retrieved some of their citizens from Wuhan. Other countries such as Australia, Canada, France and the UK are also preparing evacuation plans for their citizens in the city.
Worldwide reaction: Italy is stopping air traffic with China, Russia is closing its far-east border with China, Trinidad and Tobago is imposing a 14-day travel restriction on travelers from China, and more airlines are suspending flights to and from mainland China.
Racism against Chinese communities: Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam is urging people to stop acts of racism against people of Chinese and Asian descent due to the coronavirus outbreak.