Geneva Motor Show cancelled on coronavirus fears

    GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - MARCH 05: General view during the first press day at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show on March 5, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. (Photo by Robert Hradil/Getty Images)

    The Geneva Motor Show, one of the world’s biggest car shows, has been canceled because of coronavirus fears.

    The car show was due to get underway on March 2, and more than 660,000 people were expected to attend over nearly two weeks. Almost half of those visitors were expected to travel to Geneva from other countries.

    The move comes as the Swiss government imposes a ban on any large-scale events with more than 1,000 people attending, at least until March 15. Switzerland has 15 reported case of the coronavirus.

    The show is the latest in a string of international events scrapped because of the coronavirus. The Mobile World Congress in Barcelona scheduled for this month was canceled on health concerns.



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