MIDO Postponed Due to Corona Virus
In response to the CoVID-19 virus emergency, MIDO Board of Directors have announced the postponement of the prestigious 50-year MIDO anniversary to an undefined date between late May and mid June. MIDO was planned Feb 29th to March 2nd.
In a statement posted on the MIDO website, Giovanni Vitaloni, President of MIDO said, “We took this decision out of respect for the current alarming situation and for our exhibitors and visitors.”
While corona virus originated in China in December, several clusters of confirmed cases and deaths have occured in other countries, including Italy. According to press reports, Italy has locked down 11 towns and asked more than 50,000 people to self quarantine. A second Italian victim, a woman, died in the northern region of Lombardy according to an Italian government spokesperson.
Other countries, including South Korea, Iran, Israel and Lebanon have also reported cases and deaths from the virus.