Coronavirus: Hong Kong and Singapore sevens rescheduled

Coronavirus: Hong Kong and Singapore Sevens set to be postponed

The decision was taken in conjunction with the Hong Kong Rugby Union and Sport Singapore.

The infection episode is having a significant influence on the showing off schedule and the 2020 Chinese Grand Prix was postponed on Wednesday.

Sources had told ESPN that both legs would be rescheduled and the organisation has confirmed the Singapore tournament will take place from October 10-11 and Hong Kong will run from October 16-18.

It has led to the cancellation or postponement of numerous high profile worldwide sporting events, including the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix in April and March's World Indoor Athletics Championships which was to be hosted in Nanjing.

Sportsmail understands that the tournament - scheduled for May - has been cancelled amid concerns over the continued disruption caused by the outbreak of the virus in neighbouring China, as well as anti-government protests in Hong Kong.

World Rugby has announced that the Hong Kong and Singapore legs in the ongoing Sevens Series has been postponed following the outbreak of coronavirus.

Latest reports show China has 44,653 coronavirus cases and 1,113 confirmed deaths.

The Hong Kong and Singapore Sevens are set to be postponed until mid-October due to coronavirus.

The Asian-swing of the 10-city World Rugby Sevens Series will be postponed.

Two weeks ago HKRU chief executive Robbie McRobbie said it was still all systems go for the Hong Kong Sevens.

The start of China's Super League football is indefinitely on hold, and Chinese clubs are mostly sidelined from Asia's Champions League until April.

In a statement, World Rugby say that the health and safety of the players, fans and everyone working on the event is always their highest priority.

No new date was proposed for the race - one of 22 on this year's calendar - and there has been no announcement about the inaugural grand prix in Vietnam, scheduled for 5 April.

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