Baja California government announces suspension of Tour de France in La Paz, due to threat of Coronavirus

The sports event was scheduled to take place in the capital of Baja California Sur

La Paz, Baja California Sur (BCS ). Governor Carlos Mendoza Davis reported that, due to the coronavirus, the sporting event “L’Etape by Tour de France” in La Paz, which was scheduled to take place next weekend in the state capital, will be postponed.

“I instructed Araiza López from the Tourism Secretariat in Baja California Sur to postpone the L’Etape by Tour de France cycling event to be held on March 22 in La PazBaja California Sur, based on the Covid-19 pandemic. I appreciate everyone’s understanding. First our health and that of athletes and visitors ”, he commented.

This would be the second public event that will be affected in its programming by Covid-19 in the municipality of La Paz; The first to announce its suspension was the “Beer Fest Todos Santos 2020”.

The previous edition of the sports event left a 100% hotel occupancy in the city of La Paz, with the participation of 1,500 cyclists from at least 6 countries, something that was celebrated at the time by the South California president.

For this year, the cycling event scheduled for March 22 will be run, so far no new tentative date has been reported.

It should be noted that, as of press time, in Baja California Sur there have been 15 suspected cases of coronavirus, all of them giving negative results in the laboratory tests implemented.  

Source: bcsnoticias.mx

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