Upon receiving a comprehensive update report from the COVID-19 Task Force, which was set up to monitor the global situation closely, here are the key outcomes reached during the meeting:
• The current period of suspension of all ITTF events and activities has been extended up until the end of July 2020; the situation is being monitored closely for an eventual restart of ITTF events in August 2020.
• All World Veterans Tour (WVT) and Table Tennis X (TTX) events have been cancelled for the remainder of 2020.
• A decision about the status of the Hana Bank 2020 World Team Table Tennis Championships will be made in June 2020.
• ITTF management have been asked to find ways to reduce operation costs overall, including the need for there to be some HR restructure in order to manage 2020 financial realities.
The ITTF Executive Committee will meet again on 2nd June 2020 and the ITTF will continue to provide further updates on all upcoming decisions in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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