Timorese government approves postponement of CPLP games

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation will now communicate the decision of the Council of Ministers to the competent bodies of the CPLP.

The postponement proposal was presented by the Secretary of State for Youth and Sports, Nélio Isaac Sarmento, and approved at today’s Government meeting.

Similar in concept to the Lusophone Games, the CPLP Games are a multi-sport event for athletes under the age of 17, which should take place in Dili between 10 and 22 July.

The event aims to reinforce solidarity between citizens of the countries of the Community and promote the spirit of fair play.

The new coronavirus, responsible for the covid-19 pandemic, has already infected more than 400,000 people worldwide, of whom about 18,000 have died.

After appearing in China in December, the outbreak spread worldwide, prompting the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare a pandemic situation.

The European continent is where the highest number of cases is currently emerging, and Italy is the country in the world with the most fatalities, with 6,820 killed in 69,176 cases.

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