All world rankings, Olympic qualification
rankings, paratriathlon rankings and Paralympic qualification
rankings will be frozen from Monday as a result, it added.
"This is a decision that is hard to take and... we are taking it
with the health and safety of athletes, coaches, officials,
facilitators, staff, volunteers and spectators, all the
triathlon family, as the top priority," ITU President Marisol
Casado said in a statement.
"We are taking this decision convinced that we all have to take
our part to prevent and stop the spread of the virus. It is our
responsibility, as a society.
"Having our athletes, coaches, officials and staff traveling
around the world at this challenging time is not something that
we in World Triathlon are willing to risk."
More than 138,000 people have been infected globally and over
5,000 have died in the pandemic, according to a Reuters tally of
(Reporting by Simon Jennings in Bengaluru; editing by Tony
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