COVID-19 Scare: 11 Major Events Cancelled Over Coronavirus

India | Associated Press | March 5, 2020, 8:50 am
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 From 2020 Google I/O to Geneva Motor Show 2020, a look at major events cancelled because of the ongoing Coronavirus spread around the world. <br /><br /><em><strong>2020 Tokyo Olympics Rugby Test:</strong> </em>Japan cancelled the Tokyo Olympics' rugby test event in the latest disruption caused by the new coronavirus, which has raised concerns over whether the Games will go ahead on time. (Image: Reuters)
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From 2020 Google I/O to Geneva Motor Show 2020, a look at major events cancelled because of the ongoing Coronavirus spread around the world.

2020 Tokyo Olympics Rugby Test: Japan cancelled the Tokyo Olympics' rugby test event in the latest disruption caused by the new coronavirus, which has raised concerns over whether the Games will go ahead on time. (Image: Reuters)

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 <em><strong>Facebook's F8 Developer Conference:</strong> </em>Facebook Inc said, it would cancel its annual developer conference due to fears over the coronavirus, as growing concerns about the economic impact of the global outbreak drove Wall Street to tumble for a sixth straight day. Facebook's F8 conference, which attracted 5,000 people from around the world last year, was scheduled to be held May 5 and 6 in San Jose, California. (Image: Reuters)
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Facebook's F8 Developer Conference: Facebook Inc said, it would cancel its annual developer conference due to fears over the coronavirus, as growing concerns about the economic impact of the global outbreak drove Wall Street to tumble for a sixth straight day. Facebook's F8 conference, which attracted 5,000 people from around the world last year, was scheduled to be held May 5 and 6 in San Jose, California. (Image: Reuters)

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 <em><strong>2020 Pyongyang Marathon:</strong></em> North Korea has cancelled the Pyongyang Marathon -- its biggest tourist money-spinner of the year -- because of the novel coronavirus outbreak, tour companies. (Image: Reuters)
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2020 Pyongyang Marathon: North Korea has cancelled the Pyongyang Marathon -- its biggest tourist money-spinner of the year -- because of the novel coronavirus outbreak, tour companies. (Image: Reuters)

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 <em><strong>2020 Google I/O:</strong></em> Google has cancelled the annual developer conference, I/O, because of the ongoing Coronavirus spread around the world. The Google I/O 2020 was scheduled for May 12 – May 14 this year and is the second big cancellation from the company as they put the health and safety of employees, partners, and media. (Image: Reuters)
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2020 Google I/O: Google has cancelled the annual developer conference, I/O, because of the ongoing Coronavirus spread around the world. The Google I/O 2020 was scheduled for May 12 – May 14 this year and is the second big cancellation from the company as they put the health and safety of employees, partners, and media. (Image: Reuters)

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 <em><strong>2020 Geneva Motor Show:</strong> </em>The Geneva International Motor Show, a major event on the auto industry calendar, has been cancelled after Switzerland banned large gatherings amid the new coronavirus epidemic.
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2020 Geneva Motor Show: The Geneva International Motor Show, a major event on the auto industry calendar, has been cancelled after Switzerland banned large gatherings amid the new coronavirus epidemic. "The Geneva International Motor Show will not take place," Antonio Hodgers, head of the regional cantonal government for Geneva, said on Twitter. (Image: Reuters)

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 <em><strong>Microsoft IoT in Action Event Series 2020:</strong></em> Microsoft has cancelled its 'IoT in Action' conference in Melbourne owing to the new Coronavirus outbreak. Several customers and partners withdrew from the event that began its journey in 2017 from San Jose.
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Microsoft IoT in Action Event Series 2020: Microsoft has cancelled its 'IoT in Action' conference in Melbourne owing to the new Coronavirus outbreak. Several customers and partners withdrew from the event that began its journey in 2017 from San Jose.

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 <em><strong>2020 Qatar MotoGP:</strong></em> The season-opening Qatar MotoGP, scheduled to take place on March 8, was cancelled because of the spread of the coronavirus, the international motorcycling federation (FIM) announced. (Image: Reuters)
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2020 Qatar MotoGP: The season-opening Qatar MotoGP, scheduled to take place on March 8, was cancelled because of the spread of the coronavirus, the international motorcycling federation (FIM) announced. (Image: Reuters)

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 <em><strong>Asian 20km Race Walk Championships:</strong></em> The Asian 20km Race Walk Championships in Japan scheduled for March 15, where 13 Indians were to take part, has been cancelled due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. (Image: Reuters)
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Asian 20km Race Walk Championships: The Asian 20km Race Walk Championships in Japan scheduled for March 15, where 13 Indians were to take part, has been cancelled due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. (Image: Reuters)

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 <em><strong>Indian Women's Hockey Tour of China:</strong></em> The Indian women's hockey team's upcoming tour of China has been cancelled due to deadly coronavirus outbreak, leaving Hockey India scrambling to find a new opponent. (Image: Hockey India)
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Indian Women's Hockey Tour of China: The Indian women's hockey team's upcoming tour of China has been cancelled due to deadly coronavirus outbreak, leaving Hockey India scrambling to find a new opponent. (Image: Hockey India)

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 <em><strong>2020 Paris Half Marathon:</strong> </em>The Paris half-marathon has been cancelled over fears of coronavirus. The announcement came after the French government ordered the cancellation of
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2020 Paris Half Marathon: The Paris half-marathon has been cancelled over fears of coronavirus. The announcement came after the French government ordered the cancellation of "gatherings of more than 5,000 people" in enclosed areas and some external events. (Image: Reuters)

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 <em><strong>Women's Golf World Championship 2020 & Thailand Open:</strong></em> US LPGA Tour announced that the Women's World Championship scheduled in Singapore and the Thailand Open have been cancelled due to coronavirus. (Image: Reuters)
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Women's Golf World Championship 2020 & Thailand Open: US LPGA Tour announced that the Women's World Championship scheduled in Singapore and the Thailand Open have been cancelled due to coronavirus. (Image: Reuters)

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