Southeast Asian Games in Vietnam postponed over virus
The Southeast Asian Games, which were due to take place in Vietnam this year, have been postponed because of the pandemic and will most likely be held in 2022, a member of the organising council said Thursday.
The regional Olympics were scheduled to be held in Hanoi and 11 other locations from November 21 to December 2.
"Vietnam wants to postpone the Games until next year, 2022."
The announcement comes after Vietnam announced nine million people in Ho Chi Minh City would go into lockdown for two weeks in the early hours of Friday.
The country has recorded nearly 23,500 infections and 105 deaths.
Prior to this outbreak, which began in late April, fewer than 3,000 cases had been recorded in Vietnam.