Ultra Music Festival, the huge Miami electronic music event planned to take place later this month, has been cancelled due to coronavirus fears.
The event, which normally draws in excess of 165,000 fans from around the world, was deemed too much of a risk by Miami Mayor, Francis Suarez, and Commissioner, Joe Carollo. The state of Florida has already confirmed three cases of Coronavirus with more expected to come. Neighbouring state Georgia also has two confirmed cases of COVID-19.
“We’re saying suspend it to a later date when we’ll have a better idea of where we’re heading with the coronavirus,” Carollo told the Miami Herald. “I can tell you that just in the last 24 hours, I have received countless emails and messages of all kinds urging the city to act,” Mayor Suarez added
Ultra Music Festival was scheduled to take place on March 20th leading artists such as Major Lazor, Carl Cox, David Guetta, Flume and many more.
The ongoing epidemic of coronavirus disease was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei in China. As of March 5th, 2020, more than 95,000 cases have been confirmed, of which 7,100 were classified as serious.
With more than than 3,200 people having died from the virus, most of which have come in different provinces of China, coronavirus has now spread to 110 other countries—including mainland Europe, South America and North America.