Yesterday, The World Health Organization upgraded the coronavirus outbreak from an epidemic to a pandemic. The number of cases has increased 13-fold in the last two weeks to 126,519 with 4,637 deaths.
In the wake of the disease spreading, President Donald Trump announced that the United States would suspend arrivals from 26 European countries from Friday, March 13 for 30 days. The United Kingdom and Ireland will not be affected by the travel suspension, but this will ultimately have grave consequences for WrestleMania 36 in Tampa, Florida.
The Showcase Of The Immortals is always a global event, as WrestleMania 35 in Rutherford, New Jersey attracted fans from 67 countries around the world. With the WWE Hall Of Famer's travel suspension, we could now see noticeable gaps inside Raymond James Stadium.
Alongside this, there is concern about if WrestleMania 36 will even take place in Tampa. We will ultimately find out later on today as the Mayor Of Tampa Jane Castor and city officials are set to meet at 4 pm GMT to discuss how they will proceed with major events.