Japanese photographic exhibition CP+ (Camera and Photo Imaging Show) 2020 has been cancelled due to the coronavirus Covid-2019 outbreak.

The coronavirus Covid-2019 has made a new victim in the world of tech, the 2020 edition of the Japanese show CP + has been canceled. It was to be held in Yokohama, on the outskirts of Tokyo, from February 27 to March 1, 2020.

This news comes a few hours after the cancellation of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona as well as that of other events in Asia and especially in China.

Here is the official announcement of the organization:

Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA; President: Masaya Maeda) here announces the cancellation of CP+2020. Given there is no effective treatment or containment measures to deal with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we have chosen to cancel CP+2020 because we put top priority on the health and safety of visitors and exhibitors.The event was originally scheduled to be held over 4 days at PACIFICO Yokohama from February 27.

CP+is a trade show for consumers. The main feature of this show is that visitors can actually handle the newest camera and related equipment to get a feel for how they operate. The event attracts around 70,000 unspecified visitors andtherefore we cannot completely eliminate the risk of infection. The CIPA believes it is important to avoid such risk at all cost. While it is truly regrettable, we have decided to cancel this year’s show.We ask for your cooperation and understanding concerning this matter

Camera & Imaging Products Association(CIPA)
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