The Gymnastics World Cup in Birmingham has been cancelled because of the coronavirus outbreak ©Getty Images

An All-Around World Cup scheduled to take place in Birmingham next week has become the latest major gymnastics event to be cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

British Gymnastics confirmed the event at Arena Birmingham, due to be held on March 28, had been called off following Government advice on major events in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

A slew of World Cups across the International Gymnastics Federation's (FIG) disciplines have either been postponed or cancelled because of the virus, which has so far killed more than 7,000 people and infected over 186,000 worldwide.

World Cups in artistic and rhythmic gymnastics also form part of the FIG's qualification process for Tokyo 2020, raising further challenges for athletes and the governing body.

This weekend's Stuttgart All-Around Artistic Gymnastics World Cup has also been cancelled, while all four stops on the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup circuit - in Sofia, Tashkent and Baku in April and Pesaro in June - have been postponed.

The Doha Apparatus World Cup, which had been set to go ahead behind closed doors this week, has been pushed back to June 3 to 6.

"The fast-changing situation related to the COVID-19 outbreak is a challenge for the FIG as well as all sports governing bodies," the FIG said in a statement. 

"The FIG is continuously monitoring the evolution of the situation closely with the host federations of upcoming events."

The outbreak of the virus has caused significant disruption to Olympic qualification and the international sports calendar.

Dozens of events, including World Championships and Olympic qualifiers, have either been postponed or cancelled as sport attempts to contribute to a global effort to curb the spread of the virus.