Hysteria or not, and still with events I would really hold off.
What damage the virus has caused to the world?
February 3 in Sochi had to pass the investment forum. It was postponed indefinitely.
4 Feb in Singapore canceled a summit before the Singapore Airshow because of the coronavirus.
On 12 February it was announced about the cancellation of the mobile world Congress, which was to be held in Barcelona.
On 17 February, the organizers of the motor show in Beijing scheduled on 21-30 April, announced the postponement of the event indefinitely.
On February 21, the Chinese government has postponed the Asian economic forum (AEF) in Boao, which was scheduled for March 24-27, on Hainan island.
27 Feb Facebook of coronavirus has canceled its annual developers conference F8. The conference planned for 5-6 may in San Jose. Is the conference Facebook plans to hold for developers, several smaller meetings and conferences.
On 29 February, the organizers of the International tourism fair (ITB) cancelled the event, which was held in Berlin from 4 to 8 March, due to the spread of the coronavirus. To participate in the fair are 10 thousand people. Expected arrival about 160 thousand visitors from different countries of the world.
March 3 Yalta international economic forum was postponed indefinitely. The event was to be held on April 23-25.
March 4 annual meeting of the International monetary Fund (IMF) and world Bank (WB) decided to cancel because of the situation with coronavirus and “associated human tragedies.” It was decided to conduct it in a virtual format, using the opportunities in the field of IT and communications. Registration for the event was suspended, and the previously issued accreditation revoked.
On March 4, the world conference of developers Google in California (Google I/O) has been canceled due to the threat of the spread of coronavirus. The organizers of the event said that they are working on another format for the conference.
Also we lost the Cycling race “Tour of UAE”, the starting stage of world Cup highway-ring motorcycle races (MotoGP) world Cup short track in Seoul, the games Italian football Serie A, annual Symposium of the world anti-doping Agency, Shanghai stage of the championship “Formulas-1”.
On 5 March it was announced about the cancellation of the international economic forum that is held every year in St. Petersburg.
The government supported the decision of the organizing Committee of the St. Petersburg international economic forum about his current absence, which was scheduled for the beginning of June 2020.
“St. Petersburg is a very unpleasant news. Every international economic forum for our city as a premiere of a new play, but we have no right to endanger the many guests and participants of the forum. Understand the motives, share concerns and fully support the decision of the government of the Russian Federation”.
Ironically, the forum, in particular, was supposed to hold the panel discussion “the New coronavirus – old challenges: how to reduce the economic consequences of epidemics?”.
Unfortunately, the scheduled event was not meant to be.
After all this is scary.
Yesterday one of my friends posted photos of completely deserted Venice, where San Marco is usually just littered with people. And then – two or three people and an empty square.
I hope that the epidemic can stop as soon as possible.
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