The UAEJJF has just released the following statement announcing the postponement of all their upcoming BJJ events until further notice:
To support international efforts to limit the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19, the UAE Jiu Jitsu Federation (UAEJJF) has decided to postpone all remaining sport events and activities until further notice to support effective preventative and precautionary efforts.
This decision aligns with the Federation’s commitment to embody the values of the sport of jiu-jitsu and provide an exceptional experience to all athletes, audience and partners. The Federation remains committed to growing the sport of jiu-jitsu and ensuring the health and safety of all athletes and stakeholders.
Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases and leads to deaths. It is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.
The coronavirus is believed to have originated in the central city of Wuhan, China and is spreading across the country at an alarming rate.
Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.
The latest numbers: The novel coronavirus has killed more than 3,300 people, the vast majority in mainland China. There are now more than 95,000 global cases, with infections in more than 80 countries and territories.
Last month ADCC Mongolia was cancelled as a result of the Coronavirus:
Eddie Bravo on the recent Joe Rogan podcast gave his thoughts on the Coronavirus outbreak. Bravo is known for his conspiracy theories. The other guys make fun of him as he is talking. Bravo then talks about how scientists could have produced the virus themselves in Wuhan.