As you may be well aware of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and with the WHO also declaring it PANDEMIC, this deadly virus (COVID-19) unfortunately is continuing to affect people across the country with multiple cases being added to the list of those infected each passing day.
In order to further prevent the spread of this deadly virus (COVID-19), the Ministry of Health & Welfare (India) has decided to opt for a “nuclear” response to the threat by significantly isolating India. Apart from the travel advisory(s) issued, the GoM (Group of Ministers, Govt. of India) also decided to invoke provisions of Section 2 of Epidemic Disease Act, 1897, such so that all advisories being issued by the Health Ministry are enforceable. Under this Act, any person disobeying any regulation or order shall be deemed to have committed an offence punishable under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code.
Considering all the above and keeping in mind the safety and good health of all PGTI professionals and the entire PGTI team, I much regret to inform you that all PGTI tournaments post 16th March 2020 are being postponed till such time the situation allows and the Government declares it safe.
However, we will continue to take advice from the relevant authorities while monitoring the situation closely before deciding on the rescheduled dates for the events in Gujarat, Pune, Noida & Chandigarh.