No IPL, Other Sports Event In Delhi Amid Virus Threat: Manish Sisodia

No IPL, Other Sports Event In Delhi Amid Virus Threat: Manish Sisodia

No IPL, Other Sports Event In Delhi Amid Virus Threat: Manish Sisodia

No IPL, Other Sports Event In Delhi Amid Virus Threat: Manish Sisodia

New Delhi: The Delhi government has banned all sporting activities and events, including Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket matches, until further notice "for the purpose of prevention and control of the outbreak of the epidemic disease, COVID-19".

"We appeal to people to fight this together. Right now, social distancing is the best solution. We have asked all District Magistrates and Sub-District Magistrates to follow all orders from the Health Department," Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia told reporters today.

The ban is specific to sports events that will see gatherings of 200 people or more, and comes a day after Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's government ordered the closure of all schools, colleges and cinema theatres in the city till March 31. The government had shut primary schools earlier this month; secondary classes were left open in view of exams.

There have been six confirmed cases of novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, in Delhi so far, where it has been declared as an "epidemic".