The body formerly known as Lesotho Amateur Athletics Association (LAAA) says the government has issued a statement suspending all international trips and FALE also has to adhere to the directive.
FALE public relations officer Sejanamane Maphathe said: “We have to obey the call by the government and not take any international trips until further notice.”
He said they will take all the necessary steps to ensure that members of their association are safe from the pandemic.
He said he was not surprised that South Africa has already cancelled the Two Oceans marathon which was due in April.
“The race attracts several athletes from all around the globe, so holding it under the circumstances would definitely be risky,” Maphathe said.
In its official statement, the Two Oceans Marathon (TOM) board members and TOM 2020 organisers said they realise that it is impossible to guarantee runner safety at the events in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.