A community volunteer looks on while residents undergo nucleic acid tests for the Covid-19 coronavirus in a compound under lockdown in the Pudong district in Shanghai. Photo: AFP
A community volunteer looks on while residents undergo nucleic acid tests for the Covid-19 coronavirus in a compound under lockdown in the Pudong district in Shanghai. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: China pulls out of hosting 2023 AFC Asian Cup over Covid-19 concerns, new venue to be confirmed soon

  • Tournament involving 24 teams was expected to be held between June 16 and July 16 in 10 Chinese cities
  • But officials say China told them they would not be able to host the competition

A community volunteer looks on while residents undergo nucleic acid tests for the Covid-19 coronavirus in a compound under lockdown in the Pudong district in Shanghai. Photo: AFP
A community volunteer looks on while residents undergo nucleic acid tests for the Covid-19 coronavirus in a compound under lockdown in the Pudong district in Shanghai. Photo: AFP
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