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02 Apr. 2020 / 19:36
Wimbledon tennis tournament canceled amid coronavirus pandemic
This year's Wimbledon tennis championships have been canceled by organizers because of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, CNN reports.
The grass-court grand slam was due to begin on June 29 but a decision was made to scrap the event for the first time since World War II.
The number of confirmed cases has continued to rise in the UK with its government implementing lockdown measures on the entire country
Tournament organizer the All England Club (AELTC) held an emergency meeting Wednesday to discuss possible options before making its announcement.
"This is a decision that we have not taken lightly, and we have done so with the highest regard for public health and the well being of all those who come together to make Wimbledon happen," said AELTC chairman Ian Hewitt.
The 134th edition of the tournament will instead be staged from between June 28 to July 11, 2021.