Coronavirus: Chinese Formula E driver Ma enters quarantine period

04-02-2020 15:28
by Matt Gretton
F1 News
Coronavirus: Chinese Formula E driver Ma enters quarantine period

Ma Qing Hua, a Chinese Formula E driver, has entered a 14-day quarantine period in precaution following the coronavirus outbreak. The fourth round of the Formula E championship will take place in Mexico on February 15. 

Ma and his team travelled to Mexico City a lot earlier than the other teams. His team (NIO 333) is also Chinese. With Chinese New Year, all team members went back to China to celebrate the Chinese new year. 

"All Chinese staffs of the NIO 333 Formula E team celebrated the traditional Chinese New Year's holiday in China after the Santiago E-Prix. All team members remained at home in Shanghai over the extended holiday in response to the government's advice facing the Coronavirus outbreak. All the staffs are well and healthy, currently preparing the next round of Mexico City E-Prix," the statement said. 

Nobody infected 

Although none of the team members have been diagnosed with the coronavirus and they have all remained close to Shanghai (not Wuhan, the city where the outbreak started), they do not want to take any risks and endanger other people. 

"We do this to act responsibly towards the championship and the staff involved in the Formula E." 

Earlier it was announced that the Formula E race in China, which was due to be held in Sanya on March 21, will not take place due to the health risk that is present there.

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