Toronto Blue Jash banned from playing in Canada for 2020 MLB season due to coronovirus

Toronto Blue Jays are barred from playing in Canada for the 2020 MLB season for fear of a spread Coronavirus. The weather delayed due to the epidemic is about to begin end of July.

Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship said in a statement on Saturday, “Based on the best available public health advice, we have concluded the cross-border travel required to play the MLB regular session, which is an important part of Canada’s health and safety Won’t protect adequately. ” “As a result, Canada will not issue a national interest waiver for the MLB’s regular season at this time.”

The team required an exemption from the rule requiring anyone in the country to self-isolate for two weeks. The Blue Jays were previously exempted for preseason training, requiring them to conduct all team activities at the Rogers Center, where they typically play their home games, and “adjacent facilities.”

The minister said in his statement, “However, unlike presiden training, Blue Jash players and staff as well as opposing teams require repeated visits in regular season games.” “Of particular concern, Toronto Blue Jas will be required to play in places where the risk of virus transmission is high.”

“They are in the process of finalizing the best home place for the rest of the 2020 season,” The Blue Jayes said in a statement.

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TORONTO, ON – JULY 09: 27 people from Vladimir Guerrero Jr. #Toronto Toronto smiled in the dugout on July 9, 2020 during an intrascade game at the Rogers Center in Toronto, Canada.

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The city of Toronto previously approved a plan to allow the Blues to play the game at the Rogers Center, but was rejected by Saturday’s decision by the Canadian government.

“I fully respect this decision and thank the Canadian government for working with the province and the city on this issue,” Toronto Mayor John Tory said Saturday.

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TORONTO, ON – JULY 09: #Ruben Teja # 33 of the Toronto Blue Jays stands at shortstop during an intrasquared game at the Rogers Center on July 9, 2020 in Toronto, Canada.

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If the Blue Jash were to make it postmedian, the Canadian government said the decision could be reversed “should the risk of transmission of the virus be reduced.”

The Blue Jays are scheduled to begin the season on July 24 in Tampa Bay. Their home opener is slated for July 29 against the citizens of Washington. Many players have Opted out Planned a 60-game season for health concerns for both himself and his family.

The Canada-US border is closed for non-essential travel until at least 21 August.