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A List of Major Events Postponed or Canceled Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

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The Major Events Being Postponed or Canceled Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

There’s no denying that the corona-virus outbreak has severely impacted several industries globally in the past week! With an estimated 90,000 confirmed cases around the world, there’s a significant increase in the effort of preventing its spread.

But how and what does that mean? It means more events including sporting games, concerts, festivals, and movies are being canceled or postponed.

Read the bellow list of events that have been canceled or postponed because of the corona-virus pandemic.

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Disneyland

Disney is closing the rest of its theme parks, in addition to the already shuttered parks across Tokyo, Hong Kong and Shanghai remaining shut.

Coachella And Stagecoach

The Coachella music festival has been postponed till October from its usual two weekend run in April, the festival’s producer Goldenvoice made the announcement on Tuesday, also confirming that Stagecoach, a country music festival, will also be postponed.

“At the direction of the County of Riverside and local health authorities, we must sadly confirm the rescheduling of Coachella and Stagecoach due to COVID-19 concerns. While this decision comes at a time of universal uncertainty, we take the safety and health of our guests, staff and community very seriously. We urge everyone to follow the guidelines and protocols put forth by public health officials,” Goldenvoice said in a statement.

The Red Sea Film Festival

The Red Sea International Film Festival which was set to be held in Saudi Arabia has been postponed for the safety of guests, audiences and staff being of “primary consideration.”

Sports

NBA

The NBA is the first major sports league in the U.S. to suspend the season after Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert has been tested positive for COVID-19 and Gobert’s teammate Donovan Mitchell also tested positive.

“The NBA is suspending game play following the conclusion of tonight’s schedule of games until further notice,” the league said in a statement on March 12. “The NBA will use this hiatus to determine next steps for moving forward in regard to the coronavirus pandemic.”

UEFA

The UFFA has also postponed all Champions League and Europa League club competition matches through next week.

“In the light of developments due to the spread of Covid-19 in Europe and related decisions made by different governments, all UEFA club competitions matches scheduled next week are postponed,” the European governing body said in a statement on Friday.

Movies & TV shows

Mulan

Original U.S. Release Date: March 27

New U.S. Release Date: TBD

Fast and Furious F9

The film was scheduled to drop May 22, but Universal Pictures announced on Thursday the film is being delayed amid the coronavirus pandemic. The release date for the movie will now be April 2, 2021, in North America.

“No Time To Die”

The James Bond installment will move from its original launch of April 2 to November 25th.

The Ellen Show

Ellen DeGeneres announced via her Twitter account that her talk show was suspending production completely until March 30.

Grey’s Anatomy

The executive producers of “Grey’s Anatomy” announced on Thursday that the production is postponed on Grey’s Anatomy effective immediately.

Egypt has canceled all large events and gatherings, meaning concerts, festivals and events are all to be rescheduled. Luxor is also in great panic as activities are being canceled including hot air balloon trips.

 

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THE GOLDEN PARADE

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In a spectacular display of cultural revitalization and preservation, Egypt stunned the world with her Golden Parade. The royal procession rivaled those of  centuries past in extravagance and the awe it left in its wake. The official transference of 22 mummies, 18 pharaohs and four queens from The Egyptian museum in heart of Cairo to the next nucleus of Egyptian history and culture, The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization. This momentous event came to being after a year long preparation in which the efforts of key individuals led to an unparalleled display which captivated millions across the globe. The colossal effort behind the scenes owe its thanks to several companies and individuals.

The phenomenal production by Kokoro Agency heads Production Designer and Art Director Mohamed Attia and partner Shady Ezz, oversaw the process to ensure the visually distinct nature of the Golden Parade. Following the event Mohamed Attia “The happiness and pride of the people come from how we as Egyptians are capable. That we’re capable of meeting the international standard, with it being accomplished yesterday before the eyes of every Egyptian and the world.” This substantial work stands as an example of Egyptian creativity and attention to detail which Shady Ezz remarked “after a year and a half worth of preparation, I’m delighted with the domestic and international reception”. Having successfully captured the grandiosity and awe inspiring spectacle of the Ancient Egyptians Kokoro and everyone involved in the production of the Parade have forged work that has earned the pride of Egyptians everywhere.

The visual journey that was embarked upon by every viewer who witnessed the parade was one guided by the hand of DOP and Director Mazen El Motagawel. Responsible for the vision of the event, his efforts ensured a spectacle that offered viewers a unique glimpse into the past, which he says “will never be repeated in a lifetime”. Through intricate rehearsals and preparation, he ensured that every second that was viewed on air deserved to be cemented in the minds and hearts of Egyptians. The parade necessitated a delicate touch and a carefully orchestrated sequence of events, which presented substantial challenges which required an unmatched creativity to ensure such a vision comes to fruition. He stated that “the lighting design was extremely technically demanding regarding how to manage lighting on such a grand scale, especially the coordination between the parade and the visual elements”. Mazen El Motagawel’s work was complemented by Ahmed El Morsi’s remarkable directing and filming the retelling of ancient Egyptian history by prominent Egyptian actors as well as the official anthem by the acclaimed artist Mohamed Mounir. All theses elements came together to mark a new chapter in modern Egyptian history in which it solidifies its identity. One that embraces the legacy of its past and its optimistic path towards achieving its potential.

 

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The Christmas Bazars and Festivities to Catch This Holiday

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Christmas festivities has already invaded most parts of Cairo and it’s our favorite season for a good reason! Anywhere you go, you can spot the festive decorations and stunning Christmas lights.

If Christmas IS your favorite holiday and you’re looking to make the best out of it, here are the best places to celebrate the holidays in! The following are the bazars to catch and the places with the most stunning winter vibes.

Walk of Cairo

Walk of Cairo is Zayed’s newest addition and it has it all! It has the vibes and the best entertainment anyone can ask for. They have Egypt’s first Museum of Illusions, so get ready to have your mind blown away. They have the nicest, massive decorations and they have lots of fun games!

Mall of Arabia

Mall of Arabia has done a wonderful job upping their game! The Park at Mall of Arabia has everything you need, from fun rides to carnival games during the weekdays and on weekends too. Just passing by the mall, you will be blinded with magnificent Christmas lights, so you can only imagine how it looks from the inside!

Downtown Katameya

Enjoy plenty of activities at Downtown Katameya including foam clouds that you can indeed float on! VR competitions with a number of of IRL prizes, and a selfie booth where you can have your picture taken on their Christmas tree!

Arkan Plaza

Arkan Plaza in Sheikh Zayed gives you the ultimate dining experience with the best decorations and a huge Christmas tree! Catch the festivities there while dining at one of their top notch restaurants.

Zed Park

It’s all about Christmas at Zed Park plus the fun games and rides that you most certainly don’t want to miss!

Let the festivities begin and the good time roll! Happy holidays everyone.

 

 

 

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Christmas Concerts to be Held at Cairo and Alexandria Opera Houses

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Both Cairo and Alexandria Opera Houses are set to celebrate Christmas with three concerts and ballet shows to be held on the 10th, 13th and 14th of December.

The concerts will be all about festivities and Christmas spirit, by presenting a selection of well-known musicals and international songs that are being presented for the very first time. They’re being prepared by Amir Awad, Osama Ali, and Imad Adel, under the supervision of Magdy Saber.

The Cairo Opera Troupe will present three concerts and ballet shows designed by Armenia Kamel, supervised by art director Iman Mostafa and directed by Abdullah Saad.

Cairo Opera Orchestra and the Cairo Opera Choir will also participate in the concerts, also with the participation of art shows performed by members of the Cairo Opera Ballet.

The concerts in Cairo will be held at the Cairo Opera’s Grand Theater and the third concert will take place in the Sayed Darwish Theater at Alexandria Opera.

 

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