BAKU, Azerbaijan, March 10
FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) announced new date for AFC Futsal Championship Turkmenistan 2020, Trend reports with reference to FIFA.
FIFA said that the championship, which serves as the qualifiers for the FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2020, was postponed until August 5-16, 2020.
As announced in February 2020, AFC has made the decision to postpone the AFC Futsal Championship which was scheduled to be held in Turkmenistan between February 26 and March 8, 2020.
This move was taken because of concerns about the current coronavirus situation and in order to ensure the safety and well-being of all participating teams and stakeholders, according to the report.
The outbreak in the Chinese city of Wuhan - which is an international transport hub - began at a fish market in late December 2019. The number of people killed by the disease has surpassed 4,000. Over 114,000 people have been confirmed as infected. Meanwhile, over 64,000 people have reportedly recovered.
Some sources claim the coronavirus outbreak started as early as November 2019. The symptoms include cough, headache, fatigue, fever, aching and difficulty breathing. It is primarily spread through airborne contact or contact with contaminated objects. In mild cases, according to the Chinese authorities, treatment takes about a week, in severe cases - two or more.
Chinese health authorities say that the majority of the people who have died were either elderly or had underlying health problems.
Aside from Mainland China, the cases of coronavirus spreading have also been confirmed in other countries.
Several countries are developing a vaccine against the new virus.