On February 4, CHINADA was forced to suspend work so as not to endanger the athletes and officials from the organization’s control bodies.
“CHINADA has introduced an additional set of doping control measures that must be followed during this period. Recommendations for CHINADA employees are designed as a precaution to minimize the risk of infection. CHINADA will gradually expand its testing area based on progress in neutralizing the epidemic, as well as track the whereabouts of Chinese athletes to maintain a doping control system, “the WADA statement said.
It is noted that, first of all, CHINADA will continue its activities in relation to the main athletes of the country, who represent the sports most vulnerable to anti-doping violations.
At the same time, CHINADA continues to work abroad, collecting doping tests of athletes. Also, agency representatives will contact other Chinese anti-doping companies that collected the tests during the break.
An outbreak of the disease caused by the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was recorded at the end of December 2019 in the Chinese city of Wuhan. The World Health Organization recognized it as an emergency of international proportions, describing it as an epidemic with many foci. Outside of China, cases of infection were detected in 27 countries, including Russia. According to data on Friday morning, the number of deaths in China amounted to 2239 cases, more than 18.3 thousand people recovered, the number of people infected during the entire spread of the virus approached 75.6 thousand.