The Coronavirus also known as COVID-19 has been spreading fast across major countries all across the globe. Ever since it first emerged in china at the start of the year. As per latest stats available the virus has taken More than 4,71,417 people are known to be infected and more than 21,295 deaths have been recorded While 1,14,642 have recovered. In India has confirmed 657 cases from which 43 have recovered while 12 death has taken place.
Coronavirus has spread to 181 countries and they are several steps can be taken to protect oneself such as thorough hand washing, preferably with soap and water, Sue a tissue for Coughs and avoid touching your face. Throw Away used tissues. If you don’t have a tissue use your sleeves. Initial symptoms of the virus consist of fever, dry cough, tiredness and a general feeling of being unwell. As per latest development new symptoms has come to light such as a loss of taste and smell and stomach problems.
Coronavirus outbreak has having an impact on sports across the globe. As around the world mass gathering is a risk and as a result most of the world sport has shut down which includes the world’s biggest football leagues such as England’s Premier League, EFL, Women’s Super League, La Liga and Women’s Championship to name a few. The latest big sports event to be postponed is none other than the Tokyo Olympics delayed until 2021. Decision was taken post detailed discussion between Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, and the International Olympic Committee president, Thomas Bach, led to confirmation of a decision made inevitable by the coronavirus pandemic.
Japan’s Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe released a statement stating “We agreed that a postponement would be the best way to ensure that the athletes are in peak condition when they compete and to guarantee the safety of the spectators.” The IOC and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee also released a joint statement and said “The Games must be rescheduled to a date beyond 2020 but not later than summer 2021, to safeguard the health of the athletes, everybody involved in the Olympic Games and the international community.”
The Olympic Games and Paralympic Games will remain to be known as the “Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020” even though it will be taking place next year. Several top Indian sportspersons such as Abhinav Bindra, Neeraj Chopra, Vikas Krishan, Mary Kom and Saina Nehwal had welcomed the move to postpone the Tokyo Olympics and praised the IOC for prioritising athletes’ health and well-being.
But there is other sight of athletes being sad that the Tokyo Olympics 2020 has been postponed by a year in the wake of novel Coronavirus outbreak. India’s strongest contender for the Olympics – ace wrestler Vinesh Phogat is heartbroken with the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics 2020 and feared that it was inevitable and he extended wait is going to be tougher than competing at the Games.
She took to social media to share her opinion on the postponement of the Tokyo Games and wrote “This was every athlete’s worst fear and it has come true. Everybody knows that competing at the Olympics is the toughest test for an athlete but I believe waiting for an opportunity to be on that stage is tougher. I don’t really know what to say right now but inside me there is a roller-coaster of emotions.”
While interacting with The Indian Express, Phogat was quoted saying “I had just begun my training when my phone started buzzing. I did not look at it because I knew what it was about. And then when my physio broke the news of postponement, I packed up and went home. Khalipan sa ho gaya [there is a feeling of emptiness].”
Like many celebrities Vignesh’s welcomed the vision of stay at home and has very important for the citizens. “Now is the time for all of us to be stronger than ever, keep fighting these extraordinary circumstances and believe with all our might that we will overcome this challenge. We need to summon all our reserves of determination, refocus, and work towards our goals. The While there is more to this chapter, a new story is already being written, but we will overcome. We are all together in this, one world, one goal. This is that unique chance to do something for your family, your community, your country, and our world.”