A think tank scheduled a roundtable in New York City to discuss conducting business amid the coronavirus outbreak — only to cancel it Wednesday due to concerns it would further risk transmission of the highly infectious virus.
The Council on Foreign Relations, an American nonprofit think tank headquartered in New York City, announced Wednesday it was canceling its roundtable discussion called “Doing Business Under Coronavirus” scheduled for Friday, Bloomberg reported. It also canceled conferences planned to take place between March 11 to April 3 in New York, Washington, D.C., and other cities around the country.
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Other events in New York City were also canceled amid the COVID-19 outbreak. The 2020 United Airlines NYC Half Marathon, which was to take place Sunday, was canceled.
“We know this is a challenging time for everyone, and the cancellation of the NYC Half is disappointing news to many, but the resources necessary to organize an event with 25,000 runners on the streets of Brooklyn and Manhattan have become strained during this difficult period,” the New York Road Runners group said in a statement, according to PIX 11.