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Coronavirus cloud hangs over Geneva Motor Show, says GlobalData

Coronavirus cloud hangs over Geneva Motor Show, says GlobalData

Following the news that the organisers of the upcoming Geneva Motor Show have issued wide-ranging health advice for exhibitors and visitors attending next week's show;

David Leggett, Automotive Editor at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view:

"The organisers of the Geneva International Motor Show are caught on the horns of a dilemma. Issuing health advice for exhibitors and attendees is undoubtedly the responsible thing to do, but it draws attention to the rising level of risk as the crisis spreads in Europe.

"The public health crisis caused by the COVID-19 outbreak has hit home this week with whole towns quarantined in northern Italy and the first case confirmed in Switzerland.

"This public health crisis is fast-moving and the authorities in Switzerland could yet decide that the risks are too great in allowing such a large show - with many international exhibitors and attendees - to take place."

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