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Philippines offers to host Olympic boxing qualifier after Wuhan pneumonia outbreak

Public Health Officials hand out disease monitoring information after performing a thermal scans on passengers arriving from Wuhan, China at Suvarnabumi Airport on January 8, 2020 in Bangkok, Thailand. Thailand has ordered thermoscanning of passengers in four Thai airports, including Suvarnabumi, Don Mueang, Phuket and Chiang Mai. The disease surveillance and monitoring came about as a response to a severe pneumonia outbreak in Wuhan. (Photo by Lauren DeCicca/Getty Images)

With an outbreak of pneumonia hitting Wuhan, China just weeks before the city hosts the Asia and Oceania boxing qualifiers for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the Philippines has offered to host the event instead