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The UAE National Olympic Committee decided today, Sunday, to postpone the activities of the fifth edition of the National Sports Day, until further notice.
The National Olympic Committee in the Emirates said, in a tweet via “Twitter”, “The National Olympic Committee decided to postpone the activities of the fifth edition of the National Sports Day for another notice based on the recommendation of the executive office of the event, and after full coordination with all the concerned authorities.”
The organizers have not explained the reason for the delay, but it is likely that it was due to work to limit the spread of the new SK virus infection.
The activities of the National Sports Day were scheduled to start on the 5th of March this year, with wide community participation from various institutions, bodies, departments, representatives of the private sector and all age groups.
And the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, which organized for the Emirates International Bicycle Tour, announced last Friday the cancellation of the remaining stages of the race, after the discovery of two cases infected with “Corona” virus, a member of the teams of Italian nationality.
EFG-Hermes, one of the largest investment banks in the Middle East, has decided to cancel its annual investment conference in Dubai, which was scheduled to take place between 2-5 March 2020, due to the spread of the Corona virus.
The Minister of Health and Community Protection Abdul Rahman Al-Owais and the Minister of Education Hussein Al-Hammadi announced, during a press conference yesterday, at a headquarters in the headquarters of the National Authority for Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management in Abu Dhabi, a set of precautionary measures to reduce the possibility of transmission of the “virus” infection.
Among the most important of these measures is the suspension of studies in kindergartens, as well as student activities and trips at the state level, and the allocation of two planes to transport nationals of the country present in Iran, among others.
According to the official statistics presented during the press conference, the number of Corona virus infections in the country has reached 21 so far, of which five have recovered.