Coronavirus Outbreak Affects Sports Schedule In Asia
Golf Digest India|March 2020
January 2020 started with the news of a Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak — with Wuhan, China as the epicentre. The communicable virus has, since then, claimed thousands of lives and spread to other parts of the world. On January 30, the World Health Organization declared Coronavirus a global emergency and asked people to take necessary precautions to safeguard themselves from this dangerous virus.

Apart from affecting day-to-day life in China and many other countries, the coronavirus has also affected golf schedules of major golf events across the region. LPGA decided to cancel the 2020 Honda LPGA Thailand and the 2020 HSBC Women’s World Championship in Singapore as a result of the health risks posed by the coronavirus.

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