Large international auto exhibitions in Beijing (China), Geneva (Switzerland) and now Bangkok (Thailand) have been canceled due to fears of the spread of corona virus.
Originally scheduled for April 21-30, but due to the disease not yet under control, the 2020 Beijing Motor Show will be postponed. New organization time will be announced later, when the epidemic situation has been controlled.
Meanwhile, not only postponed, the 2020 Geneva Motor Show was canceled to avoid spreading the risk of acute respiratory infections caused by the new strain of corona virus (Covid-19). The organizers will refund all tickets to visitors. According to the original plan, the 2020 Geneva Motor Show will open on March 2 exclusively for the press, and will then be open to the public until March 15.
Most recently, according to the Bangkok Post, the Bangkok Motor Show will be delayed one month due to the Covid-19 epidemic. Organizers of Prachin Eamlumnow said that the exhibition will move from 25 / 3-5 / 4 to 20 / 4-3 / 5.
In 2019, the Bangkok Motor Show had a registered increase of 15% to 49,278 units; including 37,769 cars, 5,343 motorcycles and 6,166 electric cars. The exhibition has the participation of 33 automobile brands and 11 motorcycle brands.
The 12-day exhibition attracted 1.6 million visitors, the equivalent of 2018, according to the organizers – Grand Prix International Public Company Limited.
As of today 6/3, the world has recorded 98,424 cases of Covid-19, with 3,386 deaths and 55,640 cases recovered. In Thailand, the number of infections was 47, of which 31 had recovered and one died.