Based on the recent developments concerning the outbreak of the Corona COVID-19 virus, President Pragalos of Taekwondo Europe has decided to postpone the European Qualification Tournament scheduled in Moscow. Non-essential events were already postponed by Taekwondo Europe but due to the recently taken restrictive measures of the Russian government and thus limiting access to Russia to an increasing number of teams, the President concluded that postponement of the event was the only option left.
The recent restrictive measures announced by the Russian government and Moscow regional authorities have made it practically impossible for all European athletes to participate under the same conditions. Some teams were facing a two week quarantaine and it remains unknown what developments will occur in the next few days and weeks. Taekwondo Europe will monitor the situation closely and inform all members as soon as new information on the time an location of the EQT is available.