Resuming international sporting events affected by coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic in a bio-secure bubble.

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Date: May-August 2020
From: Saudi Journal of Sports Medicine(Vol. 20, Issue 2)
Publisher: Medknow Publications and Media Pvt. Ltd.
Document Type: Article
Length: 876 words
Lexile Measure: 2040L

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Byline: Saurabh. Shrivastava, Prateek. Shrivastava

The coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has disrupted the entire calendar of sporting events in the year 2020. However, after a break of more than 4 months, international cricket resumed in England, followed by conduction of football and other cricketing events. The success of these events could be attributed to the "bio-secure bubble", which has ensured the safety of the players as well as the people who are involved in the organization of the event. The bio-bubble refers to the new protocol, which has been associated with a sporting event and wherein all people related to the event remains isolated from the outside world. In conclusion, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all the sporting events and there has been a sense of fear among players and organizers. The creation of bio-secure bubbles in hotels, training sessions, recreation places, transportation and matches have made it possible for the events to occur and should be strictly adhered for the safety of everyone.

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The coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has disrupted the entire calendar of sporting events in the year 2020 owing to the fact that the disease is transmitted through close contacts and through droplets.[1] In order to reduce the incidence of disease and to interrupt the chain of transmission, physical distancing has been strongly recommended...

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