The COVID-19 strain has been declared a Global Pandemic by WHO and as a result, most Sports fraternities have been implored to have their teams train at home, individually .
COVID-19 is also impacting on preparations for the Olympic Games to be held in Tokyo later this year.
The Kenya Taekwondo Federation remains fully committed to the Olympic Games and with alittle over four months to go before the Games, feels that there is no need for any drastic decisions at this stage. The Federation encourages all athletes to continue with preparations for the games as best they can.
We will keep athletes updated on World Taekwondo and IOC decisions by consulting with them and their respective committees and any information and developments will trickle down to the athletes timely. You can be assured that we will communicate with you when there are any changes.
Kenya Taekwondo Federation together with our NOCK and other Federations are working hand in hand with the GOK to ensure that the situation is contained. In the meantime, please extend the best approach to this situation according to WHO and MOH-Kenya on how to fight this pandemic to your families - PAMOJA TUANGAMIZE VADIC-19.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing; going to the bathroom; and before eating or preparing food.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Stay home if you are sick.
• Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze with a tissue, then properly dispose the tissue.
Major (Rt.) Suleiman Sumba
President Kenya Taekwondo Federation and the Vice President World Taekwondo Africa.