DPR cancels all republican sport events from March 19 to March 31
Donetsk, Mar 19 – DAN. The Donetsk People’s Republic has cancelled all sport and youth events in its territory in the period from March 19 to March 31 in connection with the threat of the coronavirus infection. The DPR Youth, Sports and Tourism Ministry’s Order No 01-09/44 elaborating on the measure was published on its website on Thursday.
“The Ministry cancels all republican sport, public, recreational, youth and patriotic events as well as DPR sport and youth teams’ trips to other countries,” the document said.
The events will take place after the Republic lifts the coronavirus emergency. Sport and youth delegations’ visits to other countries have been cancelled starting March 19 until further notice.
Sport Ministry branches in towns and districts and youth organisations were recommended to cancel and reschedule local events and switch to online work until the end of this month.
The Ministry ordered its subordinate organisations to arrange daily monitoring of the participants in sport and public events arriving from coronavirus-affected countries, and identify and suspend the personnel with fever.
“The work continues. The changes to be made to the curricula and athletes’ individual plans will include the online study of the background of the chosen sport, its theory, techniques and rules, psychological training and refereeing practice,” a Ministry official said.
On March 14, DPR Head Denis Pushilin put the Republic on high alert in connection with the threat of coronavirus infection. The persons arriving from COVID-19 affected countries such as Ukraine, China, Spain, Italy, Iran, Korea, France and Germany are ordered to go into 14 day self-imposed quarantine at home from the date of arrival.
As of now, the DPR has not recorded any COVID-19 cases.*jk
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