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The COVID-19 pandemic not only claims hundreds of thousands of lives every day, but also creates a host of other problems. To slow the spread of the virus around the world, quarantine measures are being taken, due to which mass events have to be canceled.
The European Football Union hoped to the last to improve the epidemiological situation, but an inconvenient decision has been asking for a long time. The headaches in connection with the postponement have increased for everyone: officials need to spend EURO next year without prejudice to the rest of the match calendar, players will have to shorten their vacation in a year, and fans are already contacting airlines to return their tickets.
The main song contest in 2020 was to be held from 12 to 16 May in Rotterdam. Not to say that the Netherlands is the main hotbed of infection in Europe, but the organizers chose not to risk it. Of course, there could be no question of holding the competition without an audience, so Rotterdam should prepare already for Eurovision 2021. This is the kind of decision that is expected from the organizing committee.
Gaming Exhibition E3
The main event in the world of gaming will not be held in the usual format for the first time since 1996. The developers originally planned to arrive in Los Angeles from June 9-11, but the organizers said that the exhibition would not take place. However, fans of video games will definitely not be left without news. There is a possibility that E3 will be held online.
Geneva Motor Show
One of the largest events in the European auto industry was canceled back in February, immediately after the Swiss authorities banned meetings of more than 1,000 people. According to the chief director of the show, this year's auto show was supposed to be so large-scale that it was out of the question to postpone it. According to preliminary information only, within the framework of the show, the manufacturers were supposed to show more than 900 cars, and the organizers expected to receive more than 600,000 visitors.
One of the largest music and art festivals was postponed to October immediately after news of the first cases of COVID-19 infection in California. Now fans of Travis Scott, Thom Yorke, Calvin Harris and other celebrities who have confirmed their participation will have to wait at least another six months.
These are only the most visible and significant events canceled due to the virus. The virus also intervened in the plans of the organizers of the Tomorrowland Winter 2020 and Ultra Music Festival, disrupted the concert schedule of Avril Lavigne, Madonna, Miley Cyrus and other stars, and forced them to abandon fashion shows and economic forums.
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