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Lunar Run 2020 has now been cancelled. Just a day after saying they were going ahead. But not really surprised given the latest developments. 

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UK patients 'caught coronavirus in Singapore'

(info : https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-51398039?SThisFB&fbclid=IwAR3gZqG8PTv7ONCshhFEaDiTmdDiPgyhrDfCZp0zCGXG43WbU7v5vnlywxU)

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Already in UK, there was strong argument for screening of passengers from Singapore and affected parts of Asia due to Community Transmission.

Oversea tourists will definitely skip any event whether business and social to Asia especially the transit stopover will be Japan, Singapore and Hongkong.

Yes, this forum has become the most active because all Local Races have been "temporarily suspended" or deferred until further notice. As long as there is no vaccine, and there is no further WHO announcement on Global Outbreak is Free from 2019-nCov Virus, and Local Authority decision to downgrade of DORSCON ORANGE to DORSCON GREEN after WHO's final assessment. From 2003 SARS experience, the timeline of start and end was from March to July, and we will expect to be patient for the months ahead.

Races planned for the second half of the year?  Don't be surprise if some race organisers may remain "inactive" in 2020 until further notice.

2020 has become a challenging RAT year for all - how to stay healthy and happy.

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Stay strong and be postive, remain healthy and happy actively.

 

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MetaSprint 2020 Aquathlon Announcement to Participants

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On 2/5/2020 at 9:28 AM, lonewolf said:

Really? :rolleyes:

That assertion is absurd when #1 there is no evidence of wide spread local transmission at the moment #2 if you are sick, you shouldn't even be at the race to begin with.

In fact, I think of all large gathering of organised events, races may be the safest to go to. 

So if you ask me, I think this is just a typical CYA move from the organiser, not that I really blame them. But I expect this from a govt-link organisation like PA rather than a private charity organisation:crazysmile:  

it will be too late if it takers a large mass race to determine the wide spread local transmission.... the critical period is the wait in the pen before the start.... once it gets crowded with everyone within 0.5m of one another, the risk goes up..

if i am a race organiser with a race in February, i would also postpone/cancel the race.. 

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How to avoid coronavirus on flights?

(info - https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/how-to-avoid-coronavirus-on-flights-forget-masks-says-top-airline-doctor)

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This information was extracted from participants sharing for those who are going to 2020 Tokyo Marathon (March 1).

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Winner‘s Medal and Finisher Medal for Tokyo 
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For the 14th edition of the Tokyo Marathon, the medal designs are based on traditional Edo komon patterns that have been used to decorate kimono ever since the Edo period. Six distinctive patterns—sakura (cherry blossom), shippo tsunagi (seven treasures), seigaiha (blue ocean waves), asanoha (hemp leaf), kanoko (fawn), and kouji tsunagi (“kou”-character) — are combined on the medals to resemble the collar of a kimono, signifying a fusion of passed on Japanese tradition with the overlapping thoughts of runners and the supporting spectators. “Running” is the key visual concept of the Tokyo Marathon 2020, and people who enjoy running in all forms will gather at the event. Design of great originality using the traditional Edo motifs of Tokyo, the medals communicate the message that many different stories will start at the Tokyo Marathon.
 
The medal ribbons feature a design based on the tapestry-like Tokyo Marathon logo, in which each thread represents an individual runner, volunteer, and spectator.
 
 

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Sarawak enforces 14-day home quarantine rule for travellers from Singapore

(info - https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/wuhan-virus-coronavirus-sarawak-quarantine-singapore-12418054)

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Those who are preparing to travel for overseas races from Singapore, you are advised to check with your airline for countries of transit on your status of entry - will you be placed under 14-day home quarantine rule on arrival.
 

Kuwait and Qatar issues travel advisories to Singapore

(info - https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/novel-coronavirus-kuwait-urges-citizens-leave-singapore-delay-travel-plans)

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Overseas travellers who intend to come for local races are given travel advisory.
 

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On 1/29/2020 at 11:23 AM, bookie said:

All SG Runners Races Events Must Stop Accepting International Registrations Better Safe

On this note, Internationals are encouraged to be safely better not to register for ALL SG Runners Races due to Travel Advisories from their Governments until further notice. 

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Updates: Tokyo Marathon 2020 for Registed Runners and Volunteers

(info - https://www.facebook.com/Tokyo-Marathon-2020-107308527350329/)

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(info extract - https://www.japan.travel/en/news/JapanSafeTravel/)

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Organizer of the Tokyo Marathon will distribue surgical masks to runner and volunteers (on request)

(info - mybestruns.com)

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(source: unofficial and yet to be confirmed)

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Another race has been postponed. 

I think it's a good idea to summarise all the cancelled/postponed race on the 1st post as an easy reference. As it can be quite difficult to keep track of all of them in the thread amidst all the white noise. -_- 

I have also changed the title of this thread to reflect the official name of virus - COVID-19.

I initially started this thread mainly to discuss the impact the COVID-19 will have on organised races but I also recognise that thread can easily evolved to be a 'catch all' to discuss on all things COVID-19 for some of our more enthusiastic contributors. 

Hopefully, the summary on the 1st post will make it easier to see the impact of this current COVID-19 outbreak.

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Noted with thanks with the Covid-19 changed name, @lonewolf

There are Overseas Events which some Runners here may be affected with their plans to travel (from Singapore).

Overseas runners may also need to use this forum for more information on the latest updates on their plans to come for SG Races.

For Local runners, there are those who want to expect "how event organisers" handle their races locally or maybe how "overseas" event organisers manage their races.

Use whatever information we can contribute, it will be helpful to all, as long as there is an official notification.

On everyone decision to participate any race that you have signed up, be "informed" and "updated" in this forum. for 2020 has been very challenging with the Covid-19 factor - cancellation and postponement.

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NUS has its first confirmed case of COVID-19

(info - NUS http://www.nus.edu.sg/osa/resources/dos-update

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Update: Measures taken on campus after NUS professor contracts COVID-19

(info extract from https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/coronavirus-covid-19-nus-measures-taken-professor-12432336)

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Looks like any NUS events, such as NUS RUN 2020, shall be affected by this news.

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14 hours ago, kohpapa said:

Hot and humid weather may end COVID-19 as well as the development of a vaccine

(info - https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/commentary/hot-climate-wuhan-virus-vaccine-12389694)

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The only thing i disagree with CNA on the statement Hot and humid weather may end COVID-19. Well aren't Spore hot & humid? If yes, why is the outbreak not over?

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14 hours ago, SG RED DEVIL said:

The only thing i disagree with CNA on the statement Hot and humid weather may end COVID-19. Well aren't Spore hot & humid? If yes, why is the outbreak not over?

Because a great majority of our working population work in air-conditioned office and factories. Our students studied in air-conditioned lecture halls and classrooms. We shop at air-conditioned malls and eat at air-conditioned restaurants and food courts. We travelled in air-conditioned buses and trains. Even our places of worship are air-conditioned. 

So of course, the COVID-19 virus will linger longer in the nice air-conditioned places that we have conveniently provided. 

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The most high profile cancellation yet, if true.

There's no official news from the official site yet but a lot of new site has already reported that the Tokyo Marathon for the General public has been cancelled because of COVID-19. 

SOURCE: 

The Asahi ShimbunMembers of public barred from this year’s Tokyo Marathon

NYT: Tokyo Marathon to Cancel Entries From General Public: Tokyo Shimbun

Bloomberg: Tokyo Marathon Canceled for 38,000 Runners, Tokyo Shimbun Says

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The Tokyo Marathon 2020 will be held only for the marathon elites and the wheelchair elites

Source: Tokyo Marathon Foundation

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1. Available Option
We will allow all registered runners to defer their entry to the Tokyo Marathon 2021.

Runners who have deferred their entry to the Tokyo Marathon 2021 are required to pay the entry fees for the 2021 event.

Abiding to the Entry Regulation, the entry fee and the donations received for the Tokyo Marathon 2020 will not be refunded.

Runners who have purchased the Tokyo Marathon 2020 Signature T-shirt, the item will be shipped following the event.

2. Eligible Runners
All registered runners of Tokyo Marathon 2020 (semi-elite, general, charity, 10km)

3. Note
Please be aware that depending on further situations, the conditions may change.

Further information on the entry deferral to the Tokyo Marathon 2021 will be announced following April 1, 2020.

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