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Art Basel Cancels Its Hong Kong Edition, Citing 'Sudden and Widespread Outbreak' of Coronavirus.

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After weeks of speculation and uncertainty about whether the deadly coronavirus would force the cancellation of this year’s edition of the Art Basel Hong Kong fair in March, organizers have finally released an official announcement this afternoon: the fair has been called off.

The Swiss fair’s owner, MCH Group, sent out a statement this afternoon saying that the event, which was scheduled to run between March 19 and 21 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, was unable to proceed due to the outbreak and spread of the novel strain of coronavirus.

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