A conference about coronavirus is cancelled due to – you guessed it – coronavirus

NEW YORK CITY — A conference on ‘Doing Business Under Coronavirus’ has been cancelled due to ongoing concerns about (ahem) coronavirus.

Scheduled to take place today in New York City, a roundtable conference hosted by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) was to discuss how businesses can maintain operations despite the suspension of supply chains and employees having to work from home.

“Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, the Council on Foreign Relations, like many other organizations, has suspended all in-person events effectively today through at least Friday, April 3, 2020,” the not-for-profit group told The Independent. “Our foremost concern is for the health and safety of Council members, staff and the community.”

This is just the latest in a string of event cancellations around the world due to the coronavirus pandemic, including Tianguis 2020 and ITB Berlin. Other events that have been postponed or cancelled outright include SXSW in Austin, Texas, The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Broadway shows in New York City, Facebook’s annual F8 conference, and the World Athletics Indoor Championships, to name a few.

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