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The Jamaican Athletics Administration Association (JAAA) announced via press release that due to travel restrictions they will not send their 39-member team to Charzow, Poland to compete in the World Athletics Relays.

The announcement came just a few days after the organisation had named its team to the fifth edition of the event.

COVID-19 cases are increasing in Eastern Europe.

“Based on existing travel restrictions, routing and possibilities since then, caused by the SARS COVID-19 pandemic, it has become extremely challenging for the Jamaica team and officials to participate,” read the JAAA release.

“In the interest of our athletes and stakeholders, we have decided to withdraw from the event.”