Corona postpones a major sporting event in China. The rising number of coronavirus infections in China has caused the postponement of a major sporting event that was scheduled to be held in Shanghai.
Corona and China
China has recently witnessed a rise in the number of people infected with the Corona virus, with the outbreak of the new delta mutant, which led to the imposition of more restrictions, to limit the spread, before the Beijing Olympics scheduled for next February.
The city of Shanghai was preparing for the big marathon, which was scheduled for the end of this month, but with the increase in Corona cases, it was postponed indefinitely, and the organizers announced Wednesday the postponement of the Wuhan and Beijing marathons as well.
“to protect the health and safety of the majority of runners, staff, and residents.”, the marathon organizers said, with a new date to be announced in the coming days.
The organizers did not announce the number of participants this year, but they only referred to the number from last year, which amounted to nine thousand.
The organizers of the Wuhan and Beijing marathons announced their postponements last month.
The Chinese government is concerned about any impact on the Winter Games scheduled for Beijing in February, so it is taking a tough approach to the pandemic.