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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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Work Almost Completed at the Cairo International Airport Museum

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Head of the Museums Sector at Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities Moamen Othman inspected the ongoing work and latest preparations at Cairo International Airport Museum.

Othman looked into the progress and made sure that all artifacts were placed at the main exhibit hall of the museum according to the display scenario.

So far, the work in the galleries of the museum have been completed and all artifacts have been placed and distributed inside two display cases in accordance to the museum display scenario. Right now, the lighting and labels are being finalized.

 

According to Othman, the museum will be an asset to the Cairo International Airport and will play a role in attracting visitors, expatriates and transit travelers.

Hala Hagag , director general of the Cairo Airport Museum, said that the artifacts were carefully selected by the Supreme Committee for the Museum Display Scenario, from the storages of a number of museums, including the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir, the Suez Museum and the Greco-Roman Museum, it showcases the different civilization of Ancient, Coptic and Islamic Egypt.

Moreover, the museum will display two mummies. One of them is decorated with a golden mask and colored inscriptions.

 

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Cairo International Book Fair Postponed In Light of Coronavirus Concerns

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The Cairo International Book Fair (CIBF) has been postponed to June next year over coronavirus concerns, the High Committee of the CIBF said following a meeting that was held on Monday, headed by Egypt’s Minister of Culture Ines Abdel-Dayem.

The book fair was supposed to take place early next year in January and February, giving the chance to several Egyptian, Arab and even international vendors to exhibit their books. The book fair is seen as one of the Middle East’s largest annual cultural event.

According to the statement released by the committee, the new date for the 52nd CIBF is expected to be between 30 June to 15 July.

“The committee discussed the latest developments concerning the coronavirus pandemic globally, and its impact on book fairs worldwide, which led to the cancellation or postponement of international exhibitions,” the statement noted.

This decision also comes to support those who will be participating in the fair from foreign countries, in an attempt for them to be able to fly to Egypt.

Due to the same reason, the committee said that it has agreed with Greece that it will delay its participation in the exhibition as a guest of honor to the next year.

 

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Opera Book Fair Launches Today For the First Time

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To all the book worms out there who wait around every year for the Book Fair to satisfy their obsession, we’re happy to tell you that this year the Ministry of Culture is launching the very first Opera Book Fair and it kicks off today!

Egypt’s Minister of culture Inas Abdel Dayem announced the launch of the Opera Book Fair for the first time, and it is set to be held in El-Hanager Art Center.

The Book Fair is organized by the General Egyptian Book Organization in cooperation with a number of sectors of the ministry. The opening will be held today at 6:00 PM in the external Opera Square.

You can still catch the book fair until November 28 with the participation of 32 publishing houses in addition to the various sectors of the Egyptian Ministry of Culture, including the General Egyptian Book Organization, the General Authority for Cultural Palaces, the National Library and Archives, in addition to the participation of Dar Al Maarif.

The Minister explained that the Book Fair comes in light of the ministry’s framework of enriching the system of cultural service and supporting the publishing movement and book industry in Egypt.

Visiting hours start at 10 AM until 8 PM.

 

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