To All Organisers and National Federations

On March 11 the WHO “made the assessment that COVID-19 can be characterised as a pandemic.”
We are relieved that FIDE, ECU and the Asian Chess Federation have already taken steps to cancel or postpone their scheduled events.

The ACP urges all national federations and organisers from all over the world to cancel or postpone their planned events and to immediately halt their ongoing events.

These steps are in line with the recommendations of the World Health Organisation that are aimed at limiting and containing this danger. We can only beat the threat of the virus if we are unified and purposefully act to stop the fire from spreading.
The ACP Board