Taiwan’s biggest gaming event — Taipei Game Show, has announced its official postponement to Summer 2020 due to 2019-nCoV. The organizers have released a statement as shown below:

2020 Taipei Game Show was originally scheduled to take place on Feb. 6 – Feb. 9. However, due to the serious outbreak of Wuhan coronavirus, we have decided to postpone the event to this summer. 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.

Taipei Game Show is one of the iconic annual networking events. With that in mind, W.H.O. has declared a 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. We sincerely ask for exhibitors’ understanding of such a major decision. The detail of the execution on the postponement will be carefully discussed and will be announced in the upcoming days.

The organizing committee is paying close attention to the announcements from Taiwan CDC. Once again, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to all of your understanding and cooperation. We wish you safe and healthy. Thank you.

According to the WHO, 2019-nCoV — also referred to as the Wuhan coronavirus, is “part a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV)”.

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