MOSCOW, July 8. /TASS/. The 2020 Modern Pentathlon European Championship, which was scheduled to be hosted by Hungary’s Szekesfeherver on September 17-21, has been cancelled due to the ongoing global spread of the novel coronavirus, press service of the Russian Modern Pentathlon Federation (RMPF) announced on Wednesday.
The Congress of the European Confederation for Modern Pentathlon (ECMP), which was set to be organized within the frames of the championship in Hungary, has been cancelled as well.
In late December 2019, Chinese officials notified the World Health Organization (WHO) about the outbreak of a previously unknown pneumonia in the city of Wuhan, in central China. Since then, cases of the novel coronavirus - named COVID-19 by the WHO - have been reported in every corner of the globe, including Russia.
On March 11, 2020, the WHO declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. According to the latest statistics, over 12,027,000 people have been infected worldwide and more than 548,220 deaths have been reported. In addition, so far, over 6,953,700 individuals have recovered from the illness across the globe.
To date, 700,792 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Russia, with 472,511 patients having recovered from the disease. Russia’s latest data indicates 10,667 fatalities nationwide. Earlier, the Russian government set up an Internet hotline to keep the public updated on the coronavirus situation.