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Coronavirus Scare: RWITC suspends horse racing in Mumbai, Pune until further notice


Coronavirus Scare: RWITC suspends horse racing in Mumbai, Pune until further notice
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After impacting Indian Premier League (IPL), the Indian Super League (ISL) final, and the India-South Africa ODI series, the novel coronavirus has now impacted horse racing and off-course betting in Mumbai and Pune. The Royal Western India Turf Club (RWITC) has suspended operations from March 15 until further notice.

The suspension of operations comes after the Maharashtra government imposed section 144 of the CrPC, and barred public gathering in public places. As per the latest reports, the number of cases tested positive with Coronavirus is 114 in India, including 38 cases in Maharashtra.

The Royal Western India Turf Club in its statement said that in accordance with the government’s appeal to contain the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), RWITC has formally suspended racing and off-course betting operations from Sunday, March 15 until further notice.


Royal Western India Turf Club Ltd. is an exclusive Indian sports club for horse racing, established in 1800, runs the Mahalaxmi Racecourse in Mumbai and the Pune Race Course. According to its website, RWITC is an exclusive club with about 7,566 members enrolled as on June 30, 2010.

On Monday, State Health Minister Rajesh Tope notified that the total number of people infected with the novel coronavirus has reached 38. The surge in the number of positive cases comes a day after the total tally for the state had been recorded at 32.

Currently, there is a lockdown in place in Maharashtra. All the cinema halls, malls, schools, gyms etc have been asked to remain shut till March 31. Grocery shops can remain open. The state is also advising people to avoid social gatherings and crowded places. 
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