The Japan Sumo Association has announced new countermeasures against the Corona virus. The decisions are as follows:
- The ring entering and dedication ceremony at Sumiyoshi Shrine on February 29th is cancelled.
- The Spring Basho Eve festival on March 3rd is cancelled.
- There will be no general admission, only staff and sanyaku rikishi allowed at the Dohyo Matsuri on March 7th.
The board of directors will hold a meeting on March 1st to decide whether or not to go forward with the Spring tournament.