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Track & Field News of Monday, 16 March 2020


GAA suspends all athletics events over coronavirus

Ghana Athletics Association Ghana Athletics Association

All on-going and upcoming athletics events have been indefinitely suspended, the Ghana Athletics Association has confirmed.

In line with a directive by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for a suspension of all social gatherings for four weeks, the athletics body says it has placed all of its programs on ice.

In a statement signed by its General Secretary, the GAA said the decision is in line with the stance of the World Athletics, Confederation of African Athletics and all bodies concerned.

It, however, urged all athletes to continue their personal training and promised to stay in touch with those in and outside Ghana.

The ban on social gathering was triggered by six positive cases recorded by the country since Thursday.

After an initial two cases which involved a Norwegian and UN official, the government also confirmed four most cases at a press conference on Sunday.

The ban has also affected the Ghana Premier League and all sporting activities in the country.

The President has assured that measures are being put in place to avert a community spread of the pandemic.

Below is the statement by the GAA