With Qatar cancelled for the MotoGP class and Thailand postponed, Argentina has attempted to quell speculation about its forthcoming MotoGP event.

Argentina is due to host what would now be round two of the season on April17-19, assuming the new MotoGP class season-opener in Texas goes ahead from April 3-5.

Qatar was cancelled when the country imposed a blanket two-week quarantine for all arrivals that had recently visited Italy, due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Thailand then postponed its planned MotoGP event at Buriram from March 20-22 'to reflect the government's seriousness in tackling the [coronavirus] problem', by halting any events with large numbers of spectators.

That has put the remaining pair of opening flyaways, at COTA and Termas de Rio Hondo, under the spotlight.

As things stand, both are still going ahead.

However, doubts over COTA have been raised due to the 'Level 4 - Do Not Travel' warning issued by the US State Department for the Lombardy and Veneto region of Northern Italy, which has prompted the cancellation of some American flights to Milan, plus a 'Level 3 - Reconsider travel' warning issued for the country as a whole.

While the US has reported 88 cases of the virus, there have not been any recorded cases in Argentina, where the grand prix organisers have issued a statement explaining that there are no barriers to prevent MotoGP going ahead:

'Argentina currently has no restrictions on the outbreak of coronavirus and no problem is projected due to the security protocol of the Ministry of Health of the Nation and the Government of Santiago del Estero…

'The MotoGP date in Argentina will run normally and will continue to be part of the 2020 World Championship ​​Calendar.'

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

ARGENTINA GP CONFIRMADO PARA ABRIL. Luego de la cancelacin de los GP de Qatar y Tailandia y ante la duda de muchos fanticos argentinos Orly Terranova, CEO de Grupo OSD, y Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO de DORNA Sports, confirmaron la realizacin de la carrera programada para el 17, 18 y 19 de abril de 2020 en Termas de Ro Hondo. Argentina actualmente no tiene restricciones ante el actual brote de coronavirus y no se proyecta problema alguno debido al protocolo de seguridad del Ministerio de Salud de la Nacin y del Gobierno de Santiago del Estero. Los casos de Qatar y Tailandia son diferentes ya que ambos Gobiernos actuaron en la prevencin y restriccin de viaje para las personas provenientes de Italia, uno de los pases con ms casos recientes. El punto principal radica en el grupo de trabajo de equipos italianos, pero es muy sencillo para la organizacion tener el control de cada pasajero. Adicionalmente, los equipos tienen un especial cuidado con los miembros que tengan sntomas y estn generando acciones de autocontrol y cuidado. La fecha de MotoGP de Argentina se correr normalmente y seguir formando parte del Calendario 2020 del Mundial de Velocidad.-

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