The world Biggest Travel Expo ITB 2020 has been cancelled over fears of the novel Coronavirus COVID-19.
It was supposed to start on Sunday and expected 150, 000 people from all over the World was cancelled after much consideration and deliberations on the possibility of holding the annual event.
According to a statement from the body, the event failed to hold this year due to fact that the organisers were unable to meet the requirement provided by the German healthy authorities.
The statement said: “ITB BERLIN 2020 will not take place due to increasing spread of the novel Coronavirus COVID-19, the Federal Ministry of Health and the Federal Ministry of Economics have decided to cancel ITB Berlin. The responsible health authority of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf of Berlin has increased the requirement for the event to take place early this evening. (18:27).
“Among other things, the authority orders every trade fair participant must prove to Messe Berlin that they do not come from the defined risk areas or have had contact with person from the risk areas. Messe Berlin is unable to implement all these requirements.”