A Coronavirus Conference In New York Has Been Canceled For Fear Of Coronavirus

A foreign policy think tank’s meeting on coronavirus scheduled for Friday in New York was canceled because of the coronavirus outbreak in the city, a report said.

The roundtable dubbed “Doing Business Under Coronavirus,” which was set to be hosted by the Council on Foreign Relations was one of several conferences canceled by the group amid the spread of the virus in New York, Bloomberg reported.

Mayor de Blasio on Tuesday said 36 people in the city have tested positive for the virus, an increase of 16 from yesterday.

A number of events have been canceled in the city as officials try to thwart the spread of the virus, including the New York City half marathon and the New York International Auto Show.

The auto show, originally scheduled for April with expectations to draw close to a million visitors, will now be held in the late summer — from Aug. 28 to Sept. 6, 2020.

“We are taking this extraordinary step to help protect our attendees, exhibitors and all participants from the coronavirus,” said Mark Schienberg, president of the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association, the organization that owns and operates the New York Auto Show.


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