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Olympic women's b-ball quals moved amid virus outbreak

Olympic women's b-ball quals moved amid virus outbreak
FIBA Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament moved from China to Serbia due to coronavirus outbreak, FIBA says

By Emre Asikci

ANKARA (AA) - Amid concerns over a virus outbreak, the FIBA Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament has been moved from Foshan, China to Serbia's capital Belgrade, the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) announced.

"After having carefully evaluated the developments regarding the coronavirus outbreak and placing as main priority the safety of the participating players and team delegation members," FIBA said.

FIBA added that the games will be played on the previously announced dates, Feb. 6-9.

Since originating in the city of Wuhan, China, coronavirus has spread across 29 of the country's provinces.

More than 30 cases have been reported in Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Thailand, the U.S., Singapore, France, Malaysia, Australia, and Vietnam.

Travelers from China are being screened for the virus at airports worldwide, and many airlines have suspended flights to Wuhan.


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