Due to growing concern over novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Delhi government has banned all sporting activities and events, including Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket matches.
“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,” said Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia while addressing the media.
The ban is specific to sports events that will see gatherings of 200 people or more.
The Delhi government has taken the step as the number of people affected by coronavirus in the country rose to 81, Kerala had the most cases — 17.
Several states, including Kerala, have also shut educational institutions and crowded places like cinema halls.
No foreign player can take part in this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) till April 15 due to visa restrictions imposed by the government to contain the novel coronavirus threat, news agency PTI quoted a BCCI source.