Beijing auto show delayed over coronavirus outbreak

Beijing auto show delayed over coronavirus outbreak
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The annual Beijing auto show has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak, event organizers announced Tuesday. 

The show was scheduled to start on April 21 and run through April 30. New dates have not been announced.

It’s the latest event to be canceled or postponed as the virus, which originated in Wuhan, China, rapidly spreads across the nation and beyond. 

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The Chinese Grand Prix, the fourth race in the Formula One season, was postponed earlier this month, and the Mobile World Congress, the world’s largest mobile communications trade show, which was set take place in Barcelona this month, was canceled. 

The Tokyo Marathon is still scheduled to take place on March 1, but organizers announced it would be limited to “marathon elites” and “wheelchair elites.” 

Organizers of the Tokyo Olympics have stressed that the games will not be canceled due to the outbreak of the virus, which has infected more than 70,000 people, largely in mainland China.