This has got serious now! The outbreak of Coronavirus all across the globe has caused major changes in the schedule of events all over and some have even got canned. Read on…
It is a very serious situation all across the globe as Coronavirus has taken his grip over the world slowly and steadily with the death toll rising higher every passing day sadly. We’re sure you must be knowing how important it is to stay indoors and avoid crowded places. As a result, several global events have been canned or postponed so as to safeguard the people from being in proximity of this deadly virus. From sporting events like Olympics, Indian Premier League etc to award-shows like Zee Cine Awards, numerous events have changed their schedule. Have a look!
Olympics : In 2020, the coronavirus pandemic raised concerns regarding its potential impact on athletes and visitors to the Olympic Games. Unlike the case of Zika virus during the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Summer Olympics, SARS-CoV-2 can be transmitted between humans, posing tougher challenges for the Tokyo organizers to counteract the infectious disease and host a safe and secure games. There was also a rumor about the Games need to be moved due to the Coronavirus outbreak. On 3 March 2020, an IOC spokesman stated that the Games would go ahead as planned.
Premier League : The Premier League, often referred to as the English Premier League or the EPL has been shut down till April along with the other British football due to the Coronavirus outbreak. The league has been suspended until April 3rd at the earliest due and it has caused major disappointment among the fans of the most global sport. An official Ed Woodward adds, “While it is disappointing to see the season paused, we recognize there are bigger considerations as part of the need to help slow the spread of coronavirus.”
Zee Cine Awards : Talking of the entertainment industry, the much-awaited Zee Cine Awards has been affected too. The organizers have decided to cancel the ceremony for the general public and will now just be telecasted on television. A statement by the Zee TV officials read,
“As a measure of precaution on account of the continuing concern over the Covid-19, the ceremony for Zee’s annual film awards property – Zee Cine Awards 2020 stands cancelled for general public to avoid mass gatherings. Instead, the awards will now be shot as a televised event. We would like to assure the fans who had purchased tickets for the event through our associates and partners that they will be refunded at the earliest. Our viewers and fans can now look forward to catching their favourite Bollywood celebrities during the telecast on March 28 on Zee TV and Zee Cinema. Additionally, viewers can also catch these awards before TV on Zee5.”
Indian Premier League : BCCI has decided to suspend the most popular cricketing league in the world, ie, Indian Premier League till 15th April. IPL 2020 was earlier stated to kick-start 29th March but the organizers have taken this decision against the ongoing Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19) situation. This has been done for the safety of the cricketers, audience and the working staff.
So what do you think about the whole turnaround of events? Tell us in comments below.