The ISSF has scrapped ranking points for the Delhi World Cup to be staged at the Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range from March 15 to 26 after travel restrictions imposed by the Indian government due to the novel coronavirus barred top shooters from affected countries like Italy, South Korea and Japan from competing.
The ISSF said in a statement that due to local restrictions relating to the COVID-19 virus introduced by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of India, the organizers (NRAI) of the ISSF World Cup in New Delhi cannot guarantee the participation of all the athletes who would like to enter those competitions. Therefore no ranking points can be earned at this World Cup. Still, it will be possible to achieve the MQS that can influence on athletesÔÇÖ chances to get the desired Olympic Quota Places.
A government travel advisory issued on Tuesday says in view of the global scenario due to COVID-19 all regular visa and e-visa granted to nationals of Italy, Iran, South Korea and Japan issued on or before March 3, and who have not entered India, stands suspended and those who want to travel to India due to compelling reasons may seek fresh visa. Visas issued to Chinese nationals on or before February 5 have also been suspended.
Passengers of all international flights entering India are required to furnish self-declaration of their travel history to health and immigration officials on arrival.
India has seen a sudden spike in coronavirus cases this week, which stood at 30 on Wednesday.