INDORE: The fast spreading of the deadly coronavirus has left the whole world concerned. Considering that India has already reported 31 positive cases of people affected by it, the International Indian Film Academy Awards 2020 (IIFA) has been canceled for now.
The event which was supposed to be held in March-end in Madhya Pradesh's Indore has been postponed and the fresh date will be announced soon. So many events have already been postponed or canceled due to the COVID-19 scare.
The IIFA organizers released an official statement that said, "With due regard to the growing concerns around the spread of the COVID-19 virus and keeping the health and safety of IIFA’s fans and the general community at large, after consulting the Madhya Pradesh government, the IIFA management, and stakeholders from the film industry it has been decided to postpone to a later date the much-awaited IIFA Weekend and Awards 2020 celebrations which were originally scheduled at the end of March 2020."
It further stated that the fresh date will be announced soon until the matter revolving around this epidemic stabilizes in our country. " A fresh date and plans for hosting IIFA in Madhya Pradesh will be announced at the earliest. IIFA is fully committed to ensure the safety of the citizens and legions of IIFA fans who travel from across the globe to attend and experience the magic of IIFA. We sincerely regret the inconvenience caused, and hope that all concerned understand the sensitivity of the situation," the statement said.
Earlier, Deepika Padukone also canceled her Paris trip to attend the Louis Vuitton's Fashion Week show following the worldwide scare.
A pre-event of IIFA 2020 was scheduled for 21st March in Bhopal whereas the actual three-day event was supposed to take place in Infore from 27th to 29th March.