New York: Well, it can’t get more ironic than this! As coronavirus continues to spread havoc worldwide, many high-profile events have either been postponed or cancelled and now a conference on coronavirus itself has been cancelled. Also Read - Trending News Today March 11, 2020: Watch | Karnataka Farmer Buries Thousands of Chicken Alive As Prices Crash Due to Coronavirus
As per a New York post report, a US non-profit think tank, Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)’s meeting on coronavirus scheduled for Friday in New York was canceled because of the coronavirus outbreak in the city. Also Read - Trending News Today March 11, 2020: London Scientists To Pay Volunteers Rs 3 Lakh To Be Infected With Coronavirus to Help Develop a Vaccine
Reports say that CFR has also cancelled other-in-person conferences that were scheduled from March 11 to April 3, including roundtables in New York and Washington and national events around the United States of America. Also Read - Trending News Today March 11, 2020: Not Just Humans, Even Gods in This Varanasi Temple Are Wearing Masks Amidst Coronavirus Outbreak
Not just coronavirus conferences, many other events have been canceled in the city, including the New York City half marathon and the New York International Auto Show.
New York has at least 173 cases, making it among one of the states with the largest number of confirmed cases in the country.
Meanwhile, at least 4,300 people have died so far from the virus and there have been over 1.19 lakh confirmed cases of COVID-19 globally.