Double G 4 in Korea cancelled due to coronavirus
The spread of the coronavirus in South Korea has taken another event.
The Prime Minister, Jung Sae-Gyun, announced on February 23rd that large gatherings should be cancelled or postponed. As a result the brass at Double G had to reconsider their March 7th show.
Many of the fighters at Double G 4 would have been traveling from overseas including Dmitrii Tebekin (Russia), Magomed Abdurakhimov (Russia), Llimbek Toktogulov (Kazakstan), Abylkasym Iakubov (Kazakstan), Azizbek Osorbek (Kazakstan), and Kawanaka Takahiro (Japan).
As of March 2nd, The Korea Times has reported a total of 4,212 cases of infected individuals and 22 deaths throughout the nation. Also, more than 60 countries have banned or restricted the entry of travelers from South Korea.
As a result of these circumstances, the fighters would either not be allowed to enter the country or return to their home country after visiting Korea. Many airlines have suspended flights to and from Korea which would disrupt the travel itinerary of many of them.
The organization did consider putting on a closed event but ultimately decided against it due to the risks for the fighters and event staff.