ONE Championship Has Postponed Their April Shows
ONE Championship will no longer be holding two events later this month. In light of the coronavirus pandemic, ONE’s last event, ONE: King Of The Jungle took place behind closed doors. And after postponing cards in Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia, the promotion announced four events to take place behind closed doors in Singapore, during April and May.
However, as the coronavirus pandemic has continued to get worse, more and more countries have been placed on stricter lockdowns, with many countries closing their borders.
In the last 30 minutes, ONE Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong, has taken to social media to announce that ONE: Hope on April 17th and ONE: Strength on April 24th, have now been postponed.
“BREAKING NEWS: Unfortunately, ONE Championship will have to postpone its closed-door, audience-free events for April due to new COVID-19 restrictions. To extinguish the recent growth of the coronavirus, the Singapore Government has wisely ordered a partial lockdown of the country, whereby effective tomorrow (April 7th) onwards, only essential services (such as food, healthcare, and transportation) are allowed to operate. Additionally, major countries (China, Thailand, Singapore, Australia, Russia, India, Vietnam, Japan, etc) have temporarily closed their borders.
We are living through the most extraordinary of times. The good news is that these short-term restrictions will undoubtedly slow down the coronavirus, and flatten the curve. To be clear though, it needs all of us to work together with vigilance. The most important thing that we can do as individuals is to follow the strict orders of our respective governments and to practice social distancing, good hygiene, and telecommuting. The virus cannot spread if we all stay at home. It really is as simple as that. Let us join hands in this fight and stand united as ONE. #WeAreONE“
ONE Championship is scheduled to have two more events behind closed doors in May, ONE: Dreams on May 1st and ONE: Inspiration on May 8th. The promotion also plans to start their ONE Infinity Series on May 29th in Manila, their first scheduled event with fans again.
As the world comes to a complete standstill as a result of the coronavirus, Chatri has vouched that ONE Championship will come back stronger from the pandemic.