World Rugby has announced that the Hong Kong and Singapore legs in the ongoing Sevens Series has been postponed following the outbreak of coronavirus.
A number of sporting events in Asia including the Chinese Grand Prix that was scheduled in April has been postponed after 1,350 people reported death in China due to coronavirus.
As a result, World Rugby has decided to reschedule the Hong Kong leg in both the Men's and Women's competition from 3rd to 5th April to 16th to 18th October while the Singapore leg in the Men's competition will now be played on 10th and 11th October from 11th - 12th April.
"The health and safety of our players, fans and everyone working on the event is always our highest priority," read a statement from the governing body.
"This prudent decision has been taken in order to help protect the global rugby community and the wider public and was taken based on the World Health Organisation and relevant public authority travel and health guidelines.
"The decision is fully supported by stakeholders, including unions and commercial partners."
New Zealand currently are at the top of both the Men's and Women's competition with 96 and 76 points respectively.