Kyrgyzstan’s capital Bishkek has pulled out as host for next month’s Asian Olympic wrestling qualifying event as part of preventive measures against the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

The March 27-29 event was originally scheduled to be held in Xian but was moved out of the Chinese city amid the outbreak of the virus that has killed close to 3000 people and infected nearly 80,000 globally.

The Kyrgyzstan government has postponed all sporting events in the country till further notice in the wake of the epidemic.

The sport’s world governing body United World Wrestling (UWW) has communicated to all Asian federations that Bishkek is no more hosting the tournament.

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