CAF on Tuesday postponed the sixth edition of African Nations of Championship that was scheduled to take place in Cameroon from April 4 to 25.
In a statement released on Tuesday evening, CAF said that in consultation with the relevant Cameroonian authorities (Local Organising Committee) they decided to postpone the CHAN initially planned for 4-25 April 2020 to a later date due to the coronavirus pandemic.
"CAF would like to thank the Cameroonian authorities for their commitment and urge them to continue preparing for this competition which will take place as soon as conditions permit," the statement read.
On March 14, a medical delegation carried out an inspection visit to Cameroon to appraise the preventive measures being taken, as part of the preparations for CHAN as Covid-19 sweeps across the globe.
The delegation made the following observations: "Preventive measures have been taken to control entry into the country and health facilities are ready to deal with the current situation. The Cameroonian authorities have given all the guarantees for appropriate measures to ensure the smooth running of the competition."
CAF noted that the fluid and unpredictable nature of the virus, it is wise that they postpone the tournament.
"The restrictive and precautionary measures taken by various Governments to prevent the spread of the virus has made it increasingly difficult for people to move from one place to another," they said.
Cameroon has so far registered 10 positive cases of coronavirus with five new cases coming on Monday evening.