China's annual auto show in Beijing has been postponed due to the novel corona virus as the number of infected people exceeds 71,000.
The Beijing International Automotive Exhibition, which was scheduled to start on April 21, is the latest high-rise. Profile event that was either canceled or postponed due to corona virus concerns. A new date will be announced in the future, the organizers announced on the official event website.
Earlier this month, MWC canceled its Barcelona event, which was scheduled to take place from February 24-27. Most of the events have been postponed to China, where the virus originated and where the vast majority of infections (more than 70,000 to date) have occurred. Coronavirus has also disrupted the automotive industry in China and abroad, as many global manufacturers rely in part on the country's supply chain.
The Chinese government could delay the annual meeting of its Communist-dominated legislature, the New York Times reported on Monday. Other postponed events include Credit Suisse Group AG's Asia Investment Conference and the Chinese Grand Prix, a Formula 1
Formula E, the purely electric motorsport event, has also postponed a race for Sanya on March 21.