Sports events in Japan and South Korea are feeling the sting of the deadly coronavirus outbreak, with postponements announced in the interests of public safety.

Seven matches of Japan’s Levain Cup are being postponed, said the football J.League, adding that officials will discuss the possibility of further postponements through March 15, the league said on its website.

The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Championships in Busan, South Korea’s second most-populous city, were also postponed from March until June.

“In light of the emerging situation in Korea Republic and to best preserve the health and safety of players, officials

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