Mr. Anas Alotaiba’s speech about the Covid-19 Coronavirus
Dear Boxing Brothers,
As the President of the Asian Boxing Confederation it gives me the responsibility to inform you about the spread of the Covid-19 Coronavirus through our continent.
We are a sport with more than 2700 years of Olympic history and 5,000 years of tradition but we have to discuss about self-quarantines and important safeties to avoid the infections and continue our normal life soon.
We have 44 affiliated National Federations in the Asian continent and the outbreak affects almost all of our members but each of the region.
The International Olympic Committee had a brave decision to postpone the Tokyo Olympic Games and move into a new date which will be re-scheduled not later than summer of 2021. The decision will be affected also the remaining Qualification Events and the preparation of our 57 qualified boxers.
We would like to recommend to you the following safeties to minimize the risk of infections in the upcoming weeks:
– Wash your hands with soap often for at least 20 seconds
– Sanitize your environment, use wet wipes often
– Use surgery masks to avoid the infections out of your home
– Avoid touching your face, mouth and eyes
– Drink a lot of water, fresh juices and tea to avoid drying-up
– Use of Vitamin C for 3 weeks every day
– Stay in good physical condition, train at home
– And the most important that STAY AT HOME to avoid the risk of the infections
I would like to thank you for your professional attitude during these hard days and we are sure our Boxing Family is responsible for their environment.
We have positive exemplars in the Asian continent how to handle the virus which make us optimistic but we have to keep it in our mind the safety instructions every day.
We are a combat sport and we have the experience how to fight against our opponents in the ring and we will win over our new rival, the Covid-19 Coronavirus.
We have to focus to the sport after the situation will be cleared but first of all STAY AT HOME to minimize the time period of the outbreak.
We are the Asian Boxing Family and the situation bring us even closer through our friendship and cooperation above the nations.
Do not forget our ASBC slogan: “Together we are power.”
Sincerely yours in boxing and stay health at home,
Mr. Anas Alotaiba