The Geneva Motor Show Has Officially Been Canceled Due To Coronavirus Outbreak

That’s right. Canceled, not postponed or rescheduled.

The Geneva Auto Show, one of the world’s biggest auto shows, has been canceled after the Swiss government banned gatherings of more than 1,000 people due to the Coronavirus.

With the Coronavirus spreading quickly around the world, Swiss Federal Health Minister, Alain Berset, announced that events involving more than 1,000 people were prohibited with immediate effect.

“Large-scale events involving more than 1,000 people are to be banned. The ban comes into immediate effect and will apply at least until 15 March.”

It’s reported that automakers and suppliers had already begun withdrawing staff from the event after the virus became more widespread in Europe.

The Geneva show was scheduled to start on Tuesday. The New York International Auto Show is the next major show on the calendar and scheduled to open to media on April 8.