Wuhan, in fact, is being dubbed as the epicentre of this pneumonia-like virus, with the first death being reported early this month.
The group of Kiwi fighters, including two-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist David Nyika, have been in a training camp in Thailand for two weeks ahead of the Asia/Oceania qualifying event for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
An Asian four-nation qualifying group for the women's Olympic soccer tournament was transferred to Nanjing on Wednesday due to a fatal viral illness from Wuhan, China.
Xinhua news agency on Monday reported that the Chinese Football Association had no plans to move the qualifying matches out of Wuhan.
The February 3-9 dates for the women's football, which includes Australia, China, Thailand and Chinese Taipei, will remain the same.
‘Spanner in the works’ - Millman requests court change against Federer
Like anyone under pressure, there's your forehand or there's your entire game where you're feeling uncomfortable with things. On Friday night, Roger Federer and John Millman will step on the Rod Laver Arena in the Australian Open third-round clash.
Klopp praises Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson following 2-1 win at Wolves
Fabinho was a regular starter for us before he got injured and against the Red Devils, the Brazilian made his return from injury. Roberto Firmino scored a late victor to take the Reds 16 points clear of Manchester City at the top with a game in hand.
Australian Open: Ashleigh Barty beats Elena Rybakina to reach fourth round
Barty will face either Alison Riske or her doubles partner Julia Goerges for a place in he quarter-finals. After a disruptive day weather-wise on Day 4, it was mostly sunny at Melbourne Park on Friday.
Even though the World Health Organisation (WHO) is yet to decide on declaring it a public health emergency, the scenario is scary enough for the Chinese authorities to shut down the city that houses 11 million people.
In a statement, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) boxing task force confirmed the decision from organizers and said it would "work with the Chinese Olympic Committee and all partners to explore alternatives".
The coronavirus has caused alarm for its similarity to SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), which killed almost 650 people across mainland China and Hong Kong in 2002-2003. Taiwan'sFA said on Wednesday the sports administration had asked the AFC in December to change the location due to fears about the health of players.
New Delhi to host Qualifiers? It is led by Morinari Watanabe, an IOC member and International Gymnastics Federation head. The tournament was to be the first of the qualifying events for boxing being managed by the International Olympic Committee, which suspended the sport's world governing body AIBA last June over a range of issues including governance, ethics, refereeing and judging, as well as finance.