India withdraws from Shooting World Cup citing coronavirus threat

India on February 28, 2020 withdrew itself from the upcoming taking pictures World Cup in Cyprus, citing the threat of novel coronovirus (COVID-19).

The taking pictures World Cup is scheduled to be held within the Eastern Mediterranean island nation from March 4-13, 2020. The World Cup is recognised by the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF).

The Indian Shooting contingent determined to drag out from the event on the recommendation of the Union Government as a result of huge COVID-19 outbreak internationally. 

Cyprus has not but reported any confirmed case of the lethal virus however the nation has saved suspected circumstances below quarantine as a precautionary measure. 

Six international locations withdraw from India’s taking pictures World Cup

India can also be scheduled to host a mixed taking pictures world cup from March 16-26 on the Dr Karni Singh Range in New Delhi. Six international locations have already withdrawn from the taking pictures World Cup together with China, North Korea, Taiwan, Turkmenistan, Hong Kong and Macau as they’re on full lockdown. 

Earlier, Indian Government had refused to grant visas to Chinese wrestlers to take part within the Asian Wrestling Championship held in New Delhi. COVID-19 has killed over 2800 individuals and contaminated over 80000 individuals. 


The World Health Organisation has raised the novel coronavirus threat evaluation to its highest stage on the world stage, after the the lethal virus unfold to sub-Saharan Africa.

The Director General of WHO, Dr. Tedros acknowledged that the majority circumstances will be traced to recognized contacts of coronavirus circumstances. He additionally knowledgeable that progress is being made on growing vaccines to remedy the virus. 

Over 20 coronavirus vaccines are being developed internationally and lots of of them are presently present process scientific trials. The first outcomes of those trials are anticipated to be revealed inside a couple of weeks. 

COVID-19 has quickly unfold internationally within the final week. South Korea has reported the biggest variety of coronavirus circumstances exterior China. The nation just lately reported 594 new circumstances, taking its complete tally of confirmed circumstances to over 2900. Around 17 individuals have died as a result of virus within the nation.

In Iran, 34 individuals have died as a result of lethal virus, making it the worst loss of life toll exterior China, which is the epicentre. Iran’s Vice President Masoumeh Ebtekar was additionally just lately examined constructive for the virus. 

Saudi Arabia additionally just lately barred the residents from the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council from visiting two of Islam’s holiest cities- Mecca and Medina citing coronavirus threats. 

The six Gulf Cooperation Council states embody Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar and Kuwait. The determination, nevertheless, excludes the GCC residents who’ve been within the kingdom for 14 consecutive days and haven’t proven any indicators of Corona virus an infection. Saudi Arabia has not reported any coronavirus circumstances until now.

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