Beijing Auto Show organizers take comprehensive security measuresAugust 21, 2020
The Beijing International Auto Show was canceled in April due to the coronavirus pandemic, but organizers are gearing up to host the event in late September.
The event, which is the largest auto show in China, will run from September 26 to October 5, and media days will be held September 26-27, according to the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade. This is the same timetable that was announced back in April, but only after signs of a slowdown in the pandemic appeared in the People’s Republic by mid-March.
To ensure that the event is safe for both participants and visitors, the organizers will take various security measures. However, it is unclear if the capacity will be limited in any way – although that might be a good idea given how various infections have cropped up in several Chinese cities over the past few months.
The virus spread from a wholesale food and meat market in Beijing last month, infecting at least 335 local residents, according to Chinese officials.
In order not to lose control of the situation, the Beijing municipal government stepped up testing and blocked residential areas near the market, and on August 6, officials said all infected patients had been cured and discharged from hospitals.
Since its opening in 1990, the Beijing Auto Show has become one of the most important auto exhibitions in the world. The event is held every two years, alternating with the Shanghai Motor Show.
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