The race is due to be held between March 20-22 but race organizers confirmed it would be a “participants-only event,” in a statement released on Sunday.
“But to ensure that neither the sport, nor its global supporter base, is unduly impacted, the race weekend itself will still go ahead as a televised event.”
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Bahrain has confirmed 83 coronavirus cases, according to the Ministry of Health, but the country is stepping up its battle against the virus.
The statement said Bahrain’s imposed sanctions, which include “social distancing,” have been “extremely successful” in curtailing the spread of the virus.
A number of other sports have been impacted by the global spread of the virus, with confirmed cases now standing at more than 105,000.