The F1 Chinese Grand Prix could be cancelled or postponed due to concerns about the potential infection of the new coronavirus,media reported. It is understood that the F1 2020 China Grand Prix was scheduled to be held in Shanghai from April 16 to 18. However, the tournament may now have to be adjusted due to the outbreak, and a final decision is likely to be announced on Wednesday.
The new coronavirus originated in Wuhan, China, and is a disease that exhibits symptoms similar to pneumonia. On December 31 last year, Chinese scientists reported the case to whoWHO for the first time, linking the disease to a family of viruses called coronaviruses. The coronavirus family is best known for its deadly SARS and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).
In addition to China, the deadly coronavirus has spread to several other countries in Asia, the United States, Australia, Europe, the United Kingdom and the Middle East, for which the WHO has declared a global public emergency.
The new virus has now killed more than 1,110 people, and the number confirmed is close to 45,000.