Corona-epidemic: These major events were canceled or threatened with cancellation

In Berlin for the tourism fair ITB has been cancelled due to the novel disease Covid-19, in Cologne, the fitness fair Fibo will be moved. The outbreak of the Virus has already led to several Cancellations of major events like the Geneva auto salon. Also small sport events and many fairs are affected by Cancellations. An Overview.

Due to the novel Coronavirus, the organizers of the world have cancelled largest travel fair ITB Berlin, the event. A fair spokesman said on Friday the German press Agency. The fair should be from the 4. to 8. March open in the capital city of the gates. In the days and weeks before, had not logged off, more and more exhibitors from China and other countries. The exhibition management, however, had kept to the ITB. The fair was already fully booked.

According to the exhibition company, the competent health office Charlottenburg has increased-Wilmersdorf runs strong. "Among other things, the authority orders, as a: Any fair participant must demonstrate to the Messe Berlin, to come not from the defined high-risk areas or to haben&quot to contact a Person coming from the risk areas had;, informed Messe Berlin. "The pads overall are of the Messe Berlin, is not feasible."

Tourism fair ITB in Berlin cancelled a few days ago, you should be

Of the total of 10 000 expected exhibitors from all over the world, 22 would have come from China, 25 from Hong Kong and Taiwan. The organizers planned originally, with approximately 160 000 visitors, but had screwed up in the previous days due to the Virus, the expectations of something in return.

The ITB is an important meeting place for the international travel industry. A few days before the cancellation, had expressed the Messe Berlin as well as the operators of the ITB confident. The exhibition will take place as planned, it was still called at the beginning of the week. In the further course of then, the requirements were tightened in front of exhibitors. No participants should be involved in high-risk areas or typical symptoms of the lung disease Covid-19 show, which can be triggered by the Virus.

The for may, scheduled for ITB in China had cancelled the organizers, meanwhile, is already in the past week. Also, the crisis staff of the Federal health and the Federal Ministry of the interior had addressed, on Friday, with major events such as the ITB in the sign of the Coronavirus outbreak.

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Cologne fitness trade fair, Fibo moved

The Cologne-based fitness trade fair, Fibo will be postponed due to the spread of the Coronavirus. Instead of at the beginning of April to go in the second half of the year 2020 across the stage, announced the organizers on Friday evening.

"Although it is disappointing to postpone the event, it is imperative that we of the health and safety of all Involved, priority einräumen", Silke Frank, Director of the FIBO Global Fitness Events said. The Fibo brings together event information each year, over 1,000 exhibitors and around 145,000 visitors from 135 countries in Cologne, Germany.

Game developers conference GDC in San Francisco moved

The next major Event in the technology industry, the game developers conference to be held at GDC in San Francisco because of the Coronavirus-risk as planned. You would be moved from mid-March to the summer, informed the organisers at the weekend. A concrete new date you are not called first. Previously heavyweights such as Sony, Microsoft, and Electronic Arts had canceled the participation in the conference.

To the Games Developer Conference Insider gather from the game industry and journalists. In the past year, 29,000 participants came. In the summer there are traditionally other Events in the industry, the particular E3 in June in Los Angeles and Gamescom in August in Cologne, Germany.

Because of the spread of the novel Coronavirus Sars-CoV-2 to the telecommunications industry gathering Mobile World Congress in Barcelona was cancelled in February. Facebook dash now for the beginning of may, planned developer conference F8 in San Jose in Silicon Valles. Instead, there should be announcements via live stream.

Michelin’s star ceremony

The restaurant Guide Guide Michelin has canceled Tuesday’s planned star ceremony in Hamburg due to the novel Coronavirus. As a basic Michelin Europe North called on Saturday, in a communication, the health risks for the participants. The award of the Restaurants success in a "digital Pressekommunikation". Like a Michelin spokesman Florian Flaig said, is still to be determined how this communication will look like. "But we are trying to find something, which is contrary to the appreciation of the chefs."

To have been in the Hamburg chamber of Commerce planned the event around 400 visitors from the top of gastronomy awaits. The event would be in addition to the awarding of the Michelin star, includes a Walking Dinner and an after-show Party.

For more content, especially about the future carrier of the coveted stars were not known. All the information about the presentation of the new restaurant guide shall always be subject to confidentiality. Also, the cooks don’t know whether and how many stars you are awarded.

Debate on the cancellation of the Olympic games

More and more events and sports events in the corona virus epidemic is to fall victim to. In Germany, events in the most affected North-Rhine are currently been cancelled-Westphalia. League games will not be cancelled in Germany, but for the time being.

"The DFL German football League on the topic of Corona Virus in contact with the Federal Ministry of health. As things currently Stand, there is no indication that the matches of the Bundesliga and 2. League will not be played on the weekend as planned können", it is said of the German football League.

In sports, a debate about a possible cancellation of the Olympic games in Tokyo in the summer rages on. General limitations in sport events such as matches of the soccer Bundesliga, the German government is not yet necessary.

North Rhine-Westphalia: Billiards-world Championships and show in Cologne cancelled

In NRW, the Billiards were, according to the WDR-world Cup and the iron were to be cancelled, Messe in Cologne, Germany. The fair is to go instead in the spring of 2021 on the stage. In addition, to take place on the weekend in the district of Heinsberg, no football games in the Amateur leagues.

The football Association middle Rhine said: "After the confirmed case of a Coronavirus infection in the Kreis Heinsberg and the precautionary closure of numerous sports facilities in the municipalities in the district of the football Association middle Rhine and the football Kreis Heinsberg have decided that this coming weekend, all the games (Association and circle game) in the men’s, women’s and youth game operation, which should take place on the sports facilities in football, Kreis Heinsberg, be discontinued." The district of Heinsberg is currently the site of infection of the Coronavirus.

METAV 2020 in Düsseldorf is postponed

Also, the METAV in 2020 (International fair of technologies for metal processing), the from 10. to 13. March should be held in Düsseldorf, will be postponed. The Wilfried Schäfer, Executive Director of the METAV organiser VDW said on Friday: “We have not made the decision lightly, but the Coronavirus or Covid-19 has spread in the past few days, extremely dynamic.” A replacement date yet.

Several trade fairs in Nuremberg cancelled

Because of the spread of the Coronavirus is also the international arms exhibition IWA in Nuremberg, moved. The for the 6. to 9. March planned exhibition will be relocated to a yet to be determined date this year, said a spokeswoman for the Nuremberg trade fair. And also, the window and wood fair in Nuremberg was due to the Coronavirus moved as "Northern" reported.

Science Congress in Greifswald cancelled

The Leibniz Institute for plasma science and technology (INP) has a international Workshop on the application of physical methods in the agricultural and food sector in Greifswald cancelled. Many of the participants had expressed concerns to travel due to the Coronavirus.

Switzerland says all the Events with more than 1000 people

Due to the rising number of Coronavirus cases, Switzerland has 15 until Further notice, all major events with more than 1000 people to the. March is cancelled. The interior Minister Alain Berset said on Friday. The well-known Geneva motor show is canceled on been. The international vehicle trade fair is apportioned in this year, informed the authorities on Friday. Also, the Basler Fasnacht, the Survival Run Thun and the Skimarathon Engadin are cancelled.

Football and ice-hockey matches of the highest leagues with more than 1000 spectators are allowed on the instructions of the Swiss Federal Council to 15. March no longer take place. Possible the spirit will remain, therefore, but games without Fans or games with smaller audiences. Alternatively, the scheduled games to be postponed or cancelled.

When there is a suspicion on the Coronavirus Sars-CoV-2 of the pathogen is usually demonstrated with a molecular biological Test. The doctor takes a sample from the respiratory tract – either a swab or excreted mucus. Specialists to prepare this sample at the lab and with a so-called PCR-Test to the genetic material of the Virus.

It is a certain portion of the virus genome in millions of copies. The copies are marked with a so-called probe color. This colour coding can then be used with complex devices are made visible. Are corresponding color signals are present, is a “positive sample”.

Under ideal conditions, will take such a Test in a specialized laboratory 3-5 hours.

Note: This article is continuously updated.

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