Wales Release Statement On Their Game Against Scotland Amid Coronavirus Fears
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Despite games being called off across the world in pretty much every sport amid coronavirus fears – Wales’ Six Nations clash with Scotland at the Principality Stadium is still incredible going ahead.
The PRO14 has stopped all games and brought the league to a halt, with Ireland’s clash with France and England’s game with Italy also cancelled as countries look to prevent the spread of the virus after it was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation.
Ireland essentially went into a lockdown yesterday evening with schools, universities and public buildings shut but the UK is yet to follow suit.
“WRU representatives have been in dialogue with Welsh Assembly Government minister for Health and Social Services Vaughan Gething, who provided much-needed clarity on the Cobra meeting held yesterday,” a Welsh Rugby Union statement read.
“Throughout the WRU Board have followed the scientific advice of government, Public Health Wales and medical experts and determined that any game would be held or postponed based on that advice.
“Enhanced facilities for hand washing and sanitisation will be available at the stadium and there are measures in place to manage any issues with attendees on the day.
“In addition supporters are urged to follow the advice that is widely available on government websites in relation to the virus.”