Before we start discussing the effects of Coronavirus on events all around the world. Question is what is Coronavirus? To find out keep reading:
What is the 2019 Novel Corona-virus (nCoV)?
On 11 February 2020, the disease of corona-virus was given an official name by the WHO (World Health Organization) – COVID-19. On 12 February 2020, the WHO gave an update, following two days of consideration, about how to accelerate resources to fight this disease COVID-19.
As indicated by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the COVID-19 is an infection (more explicitly, a corona-virus) recognized as the reason for an outbreak of respiratory illness initially detected in Wuhan, China. At an early stage, huge numbers of the patients in the outbreak in Wuhan, China apparently had some link to a big seafood and animal market, recommending animal-to-person spread.
In any case, a continuously growing number of patients reportedly have not had exposure to animal and seafood markets, demonstrating individual to-individual spread is happening. At this time, it’s indistinct how effectively or sustainably this infection is spreading between individuals. The most recent situation updates are accessible on CDC’s website page 2019 Novel Corona-virus, Wuhan, China.
The Impact of Corona-virus on The Events Industry
No matter what kind of advanced technology and event planning and management software are you using for security purposes. There is a very huge impact of this disease named Corona-virus on events all around the world. Some of the examples are mentioned here:
Production Shortages and Launch Delays
A large number of products are manufactured in China (or use parts from Chinese sellers), specialists are also warning clients to expect shortages for different cell phones, VR headsets, vehicles, and other tech accessories. The Foxconn and Pegatron terminations in China, for instance, are expected to potentially postpone iPhone’s and Air Pods manufacturing as factory labors can’t continue work.
On Saturday, 8th February 2020, the Nikkei Asian Review stated that China is blocking Foxconn from reviving its Shenzhen plant was given the working and living conditions at that manufacturing plant and that Foxconn had independently chosen to keep its Zhengzhou plant shut pending government audit. The Zhengzhou factory, otherwise known as, “iPhone city,” is the place where the bulk of the world’s iPhones are assembled.
Event Cancellations and Postponements
The corona-virus has just influenced various events all through the world. Events in China and different regions of Asia are possible to be influenced, and numerous event organizers or conference managers are deciding to err on the side of caution by either delaying or outright dropping their events in the wake of the outbreak.
Destinations are being altered. Some will be avoided.
Rather than dropping or delaying an event, an option is to move. The PGA tour is one association that has picked this route. Despite the fact that it hasn’t yet confirmed which course it will be re positioning to; it reported a week ago that it would not be hosting its China Series in the original venue of Haikou.
While this choice is possibly a good compromise for some organizers or conference managers who are determined to move forward with their occasions but on the other hand are aware of the corona-virus hazard, it comes with its own issues.
Eventually, there is just so much we can tell you regarding the effects of corona-virus on the event industry. But still, there are many things that you can do, that’s the only way to handle this disease.
Especially for event organizers, it is important to know the real situation and try to find the resources with true information so that they can take countermeasures and it’s key for planning events in such circumstances.