Next month’s Shotgun World Cup in Morocco will not take place due to a surge in COVID-19 cases in the host country.
The Moroccan Shooting Sports Federation has informed ISSF that it was calling off the event, which was supposed to start from February 7 and run till 18, due to the rise in the number of cases in Morocco, the world governing body said in a statement.
Morocco has reported a sharp increase in coronavirus since late December, and on Sunday (January 9) the nation’s total number of cases since he start of the pandemic passed the million mark.
In excess of 7,000 new cases were reported yesterday.
Morocco has largely shut its borders in response to the emergence of the Omicron COVID-19 variant, which is more transmissible.
A nationwide health state of emergency is in place until at least the end of January.