organising Committee of the Olympic games in 2022 has decided to cancel the launch of the countdown to the start of the tournament, which was planned at the Beijing stadium “bird’s nest”. The reason – the outbreak of the coronavirus in China.
“Yes, the stadium event was canceled – no events. The outbreak is serious enough and we should avoid any risks, — have informed in a press-service of the organizing Committee. – In case new information becomes available, we will report it further.”
Recall that at the end of December in the Chinese city of Wuhan was an outbreak of pneumonia caused by a coronavirus 2019-nCoV. According to the latest information, the number who died from the virus already exceeded one hundred people. Infected more than 4,500 people.