Coronavirus: Delhi govt directs cancellation of sports gatherings including IPL
Coronavirus: Delhi govt directs cancellation of sports gatherings including IPL
Mirah Zamin
Coronavirus: Delhi govt directs cancellation of sports gatherings including IPL
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Coronavirus: Delhi govt directs cancellation of sports gatherings including IPL

New Delhi: The Delhi government on Friday cancelled all the sports gatherings and other events after coronavirus was declared as a pandemic by World Health Organization.

A day after closing schools and cinema halls, the Health and Family Welfare Department of government has directed all sports gathering including IPL to be cancelled immediately. The IPL match was scheduled on March 30 at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium.

The department using its power under the Epidemic Disease Act, 1987 has also directed to cancel all conferences, seminars, gatherings in Delhi where more than 200 people come together.  

Holding a conference beyond 200 people has been prohibited under the Act. The measure has been taken as a prevention and control of the outbreak of disease.