Vice-President of the IIHF Kalervo Kummola commented on the decision of Jokerit to play with the play-offs due to the coronavirus.
“I believe that “Jokerit” took absolutely the right decision. KHL need to stop the season for the security of citizens. I don’t understand why the Russian government has not yet adopted such measures, we need to stop all national Championships. Now people’s health is more important than anything” – quoted by TASS Kummola.
The Finnish authorities imposed a ban on mass gatherings of over 500 people due to the pandemic coronavirus. Flash COVID-19 was recorded in China in the end of last year. According to the latest data from the virus died more than 5 thousand people. The number of infected has recovered more than 70 thousand. In Russia on the evening of March 14 is officially known about the 59 infected.