It was Japanese football’s turn to freeze because of the COVID-19 epidemic.
Japanese football is affected by the COVID-19 epidemic. The Japan Football Federation (JFA) has decided to postpone seven matches in the J-League League Cup scheduled for February 26, and said it would continue to consider suspending all matches in the country. until March 15 before the complicated situation of the COVID-19 epidemic.
The announcement came after a group of health experts on February 24 made a recommendation to the Japanese government warning the coming weeks would be an “important” period to prevent the new strain of Corona virus (COVID-19) from spreading can lead to loss of control.
Japan’s health minister has urged people to avoid crowds and unnecessary gatherings, and the government has urged businesses to encourage distance work and commuting during off-peak hours. J-League (the Japanese league BTC) would cooperate to the maximum to prevent the spread (of new strain of Corona virus) and anti-infectious measures, a statement said.
The latest decision was made when the opening of the 2020 Olympic Games (July 24) is getting closer. Event organizers have repeatedly stressed that the Olympics will not be canceled or delayed despite concerns about the spread of COVID-19.
The latest training for Olympic volunteers this year has been suspended for the weekend, while the marathon in Tokyo on March 1 has been closed to all freestyle athletes.
Currently, at least 156 people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in Japan, along with nearly 700 people on a cruise ship that has been isolated from the country in the past two weeks. Four people infected on board died. In Japanese interior, a death related to COVID-19.
Previously, football leagues in China, the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak and South Korea were suspended, while a series of upcoming matches in Italy will be held in an audience-free stadium.