Breaking: News has just come in that Expo 2020 Dubai will be postponed for up to a year due to the current Coronavirus pandemic.
The showcase event was due to attract 11 million visitors and has been the focal point in the region for years. But with countries and borders closing across the world to halt the spread of Coronavirus, postponing the huge event is a very sensible precaution.
The disease has so far affected over half a million people across the world.
Expo 2020 Dubai have been closely monitoring the situation. And they confirmed today that Expo 2020 Dubai will be postponed via a virtual meeting.
A statement said: ‘The Committee collectively agreed to support a one year delay to the opening of Expo 2020.’
Expo 2020 Dubai was due to start on October 20 this year and run until April 2021.
A huge 1083 acre site has been created covering a wide range of attractions and pavilions from 139 contributing countries.