China’s General Administration of Sports cited “science and order” as impetus for its decision. The country has largely contained and curbed transmission of COVID-19; however, China is on guard for imported cases of the disease.
Melbourne golfers are breathing a sigh of relief tonight after Golf Australia confirmed the sport can continue to operate under the state's strict new Stage 3 lockdown laws set to be enforced from 11.59pm on Wednesday, July 8.
The latest state directive was made in response to increasing evidence of significant community transmission of coronavirus (Covid-19) in these postcodes, and brings with it a forced lockdown and ban on recreational activities, including golf, until at least July 29.
Time, of course, will be the ultimate judge on how well golf capitalises on the spectacular shot in the arm it has been gifted, but if it fails to act and adapt the second time around, there’s little doubt it will be its gravest mistake of all.