The motor show in Geneva scheduled for early March 2020, cancelled due to the outbreak of the epidemic in Switzerland
Geneva motor show, which was supposed to open on March 3, 2020, is repealed because of the epidemic of the coronavirus. Cancellation of the exhibition, said the representatives of Skoda and Porsche. Later the information was officially confirmed by the event organizers.
“It is with regret we announce that the Geneva motor show is cancelled. This force majeure. The event cannot be rescheduled for a later date. It’s just impossible because of its magnitude,” – said the organizers of the exhibition.
On the question of who will recover the huge financial losses to the participants, the President of the organizing Board Maurice Turrettini said:
“The authorities who took this decision, sitting in Bern. If someone is going to sue them, good luck”.
On Friday, February 28, health Minister of Switzerland announced the cancellation of all public events in the country featuring over one thousand people at least until March 15 in connection with the spread of the epidemic. At the moment there are nine cases of infection in the country.
In this earlier representatives of the organizers said that the question of the abolition of the dealership is not. It was planned to take certain precautions, including disinfection of public spaces, cleaning of handrail and supply zones. In addition, representatives from the Palexpo exhibition centre has announced its intention to encourage the participants of the dealership to monitor the health of their employees.
In China, the epicenter of the epidemic of the new type of virus has already been cancelled or postponed a number of major automotive events. For example, the Beijing auto show, and the stage of Formula 1 in Shanghai, which was scheduled for April 2020.
In China and beyond, stopped production at car plants. They stand as due to lack of Chinese parts and the imposition of quarantine. So, on Friday, February 28, in South Korea, stopped work at the plant Hyundai in Ulsan – the largest car factory in the world. Conveyors arose after the test for the coronavirus one of the employees showed a positive result.
The new coronavirus was discovered in the Chinese city of Wuhan, Hubei province in mid-December, 2019. At the moment there are more than 82 thousand infected and almost 3 thousand victims. In Wuhan and neighboring cities imposed quarantine authorities, in particular, stopped public transport and shut down the city for entry and exit. In addition, cases of infection were recorded in 48 countries.
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