In order to 'prevent and control the outbreak of the epidemic disease, COVID-19, the Delhi government has banned all sporting activities and events, including Indian Premier League (IPL) matches, until further notice.
The ban is specific to sports events that will see gatherings of 200 people or more, and comes a day after Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's government ordered the closure of all schools, colleges and cinema theatres in the city till March 31. The government had shut the primary schools earlier this month; secondary classes were left open in view of exams.
There have been six confirmed cases of novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, in Delhi so far.
The World Health Organisation has declared the novel coronavirus a pandemic, meaning it has spread worldwide and affected huge number of people.