The Coronavirus Outbreak Has Cancelled the Taipei Game Show
The Taipei Game Show that was originally scheduled for next week has officially been cancelled due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. Taiwan has recorded its ninth case of the coronavirus which has killed 213 people and infected 9,100. With nine cases in Taiwan and Taipei being its capital city, cancelling the event was likely a good move because the annual Game Show typically brings in several thousands of gamers from the region. The game show has been postponed into the summer with no chosen date in sight as the coronavirus spreads around the world.
“We are deeply sorry to announce the different decision from our committee,” a spokesperson for the Taipei Game Show said. “2020 Taipei Game Show was originally scheduled to take place on Feb 6th – Feb 9th. However, due to the serious outbreak of Wuhan coronavirus, we have decided to postpone the event to this summer. “W.H.O. has declared global emergency as Wuhan coronavirus spreads. Considering mass gatherings like Taipei Game Show increase the chance of cluster infections, the organizing committee has decided to steer away from such unthinkable risks.”
The statement from the Taipei Game Show spokesperson continued: “the detail of the execution on the postponement will be carefully discussed, and will be announced in the upcoming days.The location remains unchanged at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 1. The specific time and date will be announced in the upcoming days by the organizing committee.” We hope that the committee is able to stick to the chosen date and that the coronavirus is a temporary setback. “As for the team who are still deciding the withdrawal from the events. We will announce the refund or regulations to all the participants.”