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No spectators for Bahrain Grand Prix due to coronavirus scare

The Grand Prix is scheduled on March 20th to 22nd
A hand sanitizer dispenser is seen outside Old Trafford, on Sunday.

Agencies   |   Manama(Bahrain)   |   Published 08.03.20, 08:36 PM

Bahrain’s F1 Grand Prix scheduled for March 20-22 will be held without spectators, the organisers said Sunday in the latest sporting event to be hit by measures to contain the new coronavirus.

One of the other early races in the Formula One season, the Shanghai Grand Prix on April 19, has been postponed although organisers say the season-opening race in Australia on March 15 will go ahead as planned.


“In consultation with our international partners and the kingdom’s national health taskforce, Bahrain has made the decision to hold this year’s Bahrain Grand Prix as a participants-only event,” the Bahrain International Circuit said in a statement.

Serie A situation

Italy’s sport minister Vincenzo Spadafora asked the national soccer association to consider stopping top division Serie A matches after the country ordered a virtual lockdown across a swathe of its wealthy north to tackle the coronavirus outbreak.

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