The head coach of the Finnish “Jokerit” Lauri Marjamaki commented on the refusal of the club from participating in the playoffs of the Continental hockey League because of the situation with coronavirus.
“We’ve given it careful thought. All terribly want to play, but that decision was necessary. The other option we had. The mood in the team is not the best. Of course, this is hard, but health is much more important, that’s life. KHL is a great League, and we are part of it. This decision was taken because of the situation in Finland. That is what it is. It’s only hockey”, — quotes the words of coach Iltalehti.
The Finnish authorities imposed a ban on mass gatherings of over 500 people due to the pandemic coronavirus. Flash COVID-19 was recorded late last year in China. According to recent reports, he died more than 5 thousand people. The number of infected has recovered more than 70 thousand. In Russia on March 14 is officially known about the 59 infected.