Cannes Film Festival postponed till July over coronavirus concerns

Total 372 people have died in France because of the deadly virus which originated in China's Wuhan city in December


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Press Trust of India Cannes
The Cannes Film Festival has been postponed to contain the spread of the coronavirus. The event, which was scheduled for May 12 through 23, might be shifted to June or July, the organisers said.
"Several options are considered in order to preserve its running, the main one being a simple postponement," the organisers' statement said.
"As soon as the development of the French and international health situation will allow us to assess the real possibility, we will make our decision known, in accordance with our ongoing consultation with the French Government and Cannes City Hall as well as with the Festival's Board Members, Film industry professionals and all the partners of the event," they added.


First Published: Mar 20 2020 | 11:16 AM IST

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