David Bellairs, Cape Town Cycle Tour director says the organisners of the event will put in place coronavirus protocols to ensure health and safety for all entrants at the popular event.
Bellairs says that protocols will be in place at the Expo and also en-route in a bid to contain and isolate possible coronavirus infections.
Bellairs revealed that measures have been put in place to isolate and test anybody who presents with symptoms before, during or immediately after the Cape Town Cycle Tour.
At this stage the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has not issued a directive or suggestion to call off any major sporting events in South Africa.
Organsisers of the event have applied due diligence to ensure all international entrants are aware of the risks of the virus as well as when to consult healthcare professionals.
The coronavirus has negatively impacted on the number of international entrants for the tour.
Nine race entrants from Italy have withdrawn from the tour.
Bellairs said: “We’ve been advised by the NICD that the implementation by national government at points of entry, they believe to be more than sufficient… So, at what point do you start shutting the borders and not letting anybody into the country?”