Athletics Kenya (AK) has barred its athletes from visiting Tanzania to compete on the 2021 Kilimanjaro marathon.
The occasion was set to happen on February 28 however AK, which is remitted to handle sports activities within the nation has attributed its selections to the Covid-19 outbreak within the nation.
“That is to tell our athletes that because of the international outbreak and unfold of Covid-19, Athletics Kenya won’t be issuing authorization for athletes’ participation on the 2021 Kilimanajro marathon to be held in Tanzania in February 28, 2021. We’re urging athletes to not journey to Tanzania for the occasion. We apologize for any inconvenience prompted,” the assertion reads partly.
AK’s determination comes days after Tanzania was hit by distinguished deaths owing to Covid-19 issues, together with that of Zanzibar’s vice-president Seif Sharif Hamad.
Tanzania President John Pombe Magufuli who claimed final yr the nation was Covid-19 free due to divine intervention, has now modified his stance, urging residents to put on masks, pray for 3 days, and search forgiveness from God’.