Motor racing-Chinese Grand Prix postponed due to corona virus

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The 2020 Chinese Grand Prix, which had been scheduled for April 17-19, has been postponed as a result of the novel coronavirus outbreak.

By Reuters

Formula One’s Chinese Grand Prix has been postponed due to the recent outbreak of corona virus in the country, the organizers said on Wednesday.

The FIA and Formula One said in a statement that they had jointly decided to postpone the race, which was scheduled for April 19 at the Shanghai International Circuit.

“As a result of continued health concerns and with the World Health Organization declaring the corona virus as a global health emergency, the FIA and Formula 1 have taken these measures,” the two bodies said.

The Chinese Grand Prix joins a list of sporting events to have been cancelled due to corona virus that has killed more than 1,100 people and infected more than 44,000 in China after it first emerged in Wuhan late last year.