WWE hold showdown talks over WrestleMania 36 plans to tackle coronavirus outbreak but will not cancel – The Sun

WWE hold showdown talks over WrestleMania 36 plans to tackle coronavirus outbreak but will not cancel – The Sun

WWE remain “committed to hosting WrestleMania 36” amid the coronavirus outbreak but admit they are “monitoring the situation closely”.

A number of sporting events across the globe have been cancelled as countries battle to contain the deadly bug which has claimed over 3,200 lives.

California has now declared a state of emergency after announcing its first coronavirus fatality, bringing the US death toll to 11.

With the virus starting to spread across the States, that has led to speculation the upcoming WrestleMania in Tampa Bay, Florida on April 5 may be at risk.

WWE officials held a meeting with their staff and wrestling stars this Monday prior to Raw being broadcast from the Barclays Center in New York.

They went over the latest available information with employees told what they can do to protect themselves while working on the road for the company.

Now WWE have released a statement vowing to continue their preparations for the Showcase of the Immortals but stated they will work together and act on government and medical advice.

It read: “The health and safety of our fans, performers and employees are our top priorities and we are monitoring the situation closely with our partners and government officials in Tampa Bay.

“We remain committed to hosting WrestleMania at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday, April 5, and like other entertainment properties in the U.S., there are currently no plans to cancel or postpone our upcoming events.”

The Italian government have ordered all sporting events to take place without fans until April 3 due to coronavirus outbreak – including England's Six Nations game in Rome on March 14.

Italy has been the European country worst affected by the disease, with 79 people so far having been killed there by Covid-19.

A number of Serie A matches have already had to be postponed over the last fortnight.

Five Serie A games were played behind closed doors last weekend, while the Swiss Super League postponed their matches.

And in Formula 1, chief Ross Brawn says Grands Prix will be scrapped if any team is denied entry to a country.

The spread of the deadly coronavirus is playing havoc with plans for the season-opener in Melbourne on March 15.

Ireland's rugby Six Nations clash against Italy, scheduled for this Saturday, has been postponed.

It is unlikely to be rescheduled before October.

But Olympic bosses have insisted Tokyo 2020 will go ahead on schedule — after Japanese officials hinted it could be postponed due to the coronavirus.


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