DODEA-Pacific cancels more events in Korea and Japan over coronavirus concerns

Daegu High School cheerleaders of South Korea practice for the Far East cheerleading tournament at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. (FRANCINE IMRIE)
Daegu High School cheerleaders of South Korea practice for the Far East cheerleading tournament at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. (FRANCINE IMRIE)

DODEA-Pacific cancels more events in Korea and Japan over coronavirus concerns

by Dave Ornauer and James Bolinger
Stars and Stripes

YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea — Pacific area Defense Department schools canceled more events Friday, a day after pulling the plug on Far East winter sports tournaments due to concerns over potential exposure to the new coronavirus.

Two school-sponsored events in Japan in the coming week are canceled, according to a statement Friday from Department of Defense Education Activity-Pacific.

The first, the Far East Drama and Performing Arts Festival, was scheduled Monday and Tuesday at Matthew C. Perry High School at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni. It’s now off.

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