As coronavirus has spread to over 116 countries globally, it has lead to either cancellation or postponing of world events. And putting all that in one place for you, here are 17 things, events, festivals or movies that have been either cancelled or postponed amidst coronavirus spread.
The world’s most sought Basketball event NBA was canceled shortly after the start of its first match between the Utah Jazz and the Oklahoma City Thunder as one of the former team’s player was tested positive of the virus.
2. IPL 2020
IPL 2020 has also been postponed due to the spread of the virus. The league, which was scheduled to commence from March 29, will now begin from April 15. This comes after the Indian goverement suspended all tourists and foreign business visas.
3. Google I/O
Tech giant Google had announced that its biggest tech event of the year, I/O developer conference 2020, won’t be a reality this year. Google I/O is a stage where Google usually introduces the world to the new tech it works on behind Google’s closed doors.
4. BNP Paribas Open
The BNP Paribas Open, which is one of the most celebrated tennis tournaments was scheduled to take place in Indian Wells, Calif. and then cancelled after local health officials declared a public health emergency in the Coachella Valley because of a locally acquired case of the coronavirus.
5. Facebook F8 Developer Conference
Before Google, Facebook announced the cancellation of its annual developer conference, F8 developer conference, due to coronavirus concerns. F8 was originally scheduled to take place on May 5th and May 6th this year.
6. Tokyo Cherry Blossom Festival
Tokyo Nakameguro district has cancelled the Cherry Blossom Festival it hosts annually. The festival is one of the biggest attractions in Japan wherein Tokyo’s Ueno Park transforms into a sea of pink blossoms in late March and early April.
7. South by Southwest Festival
The sprawling music, tech and film festival in Texas was to run from March 13 to 22, however, it has been cancelled after tech companies, including Google, Facebook, TikTok and more, withdrew their participation.
The upcoming cop action drama movie, Sooryavanshi, which was slated for a 24th March release, has now been postponed with no date of release mentioned.
E3, which is one of the biggest conventions in the video game industry was cancelled due to coronavirus spread. The event was scheduled to happen in June in Los Angeles.
10. No Time To Die
The latest addition to Jame Bond film franchise No Time To Die, which was slated to be released in April 2020 will now be released in November 2020.
11. A Quiet Place Part II
The second part of the sci-fi horror movie was to be released on March 18, however, it has now been postponed and a new release date has not been revealed yet.
12. Premier League
All the remainder of the Premier League matches have now been suspended all fixtures until April 4 after Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and players from different clubs were tested positive of the virus.
13. New York International Auto Show
The New York International Auto Show that was scheduled for April launch has been postponed. The show is now scheduled to run from August 28 to Septemeber 6.
14. Fast And Furious 9
Another much-anticipated movie of the year, the Fast & Furious 9, will now be released next year in April. It was slated to release sometime in May this year.
15. Mission: Impossible 7
The shooting for Mission: Impossible 7 has been halted as some scenes of the same were to be shot in Italy, which is currently facing a lockdown.
The live-action remake of Disney’s 1998 animated film, Mulan was initially scheduled to be released on March 27, 2020. However, its release has now been postponed.
17. Shooting World Cup
The upcoming combined shooting World Cup in New Delhi was postponed and the Olympic test event in Tokyo was also cancelled due to the global novel Coronavirus outbreak.