A business convention specializing in coronavirus has reportedly been cancelled to keep away from spreading the virus.

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) cancelled a roundtable convention which was meant to happen on Friday, alongside different conferences scheduled between 11 March and three April across the US, reports stated.

Based on Bloomberg, the CFR’s “Doing Business Below Coronavirus” convention joins a rising record of cancelled or postponed occasions in New York state, which holds the most important cluster of circumstances within the US.

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The think tank’s website carried a statement reading: “There are currently no upcoming events. Please check back soon for new events.” The Independent has contacted CFR for comment.

Authorities have confirmed 173 cases of the virus in New York, with 108 of them located in New Rochelle where a one-mile (1.6 km) “containment zone” has been enforced.

Andrew Cuomo, governor of the state, announced National Guard troops would be deployed into New Rochelle to deliver food and help contain the outbreak.

He said: “It is a dramatic action, but it is the largest cluster of cases in the country. The numbers are going up unabated and we do need a public health strategy.”

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Events and gatherings in nearly every imaginable sector, from sports to business to culture, have been cancelled or postponed as the US tries to contain the coronavirus outbreak which has infected more than 1,000 people and killed 29.

A major tennis tournament, the BNP Paribas Open, which was due to take place in California this week was cancelled after local health authorities declared a public health emergency in the Coachella Valley.

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has also been affected. The festival, attended by hundreds of thousands of people annually, was postponed from its original dates in April to October.

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After Ohio confirmed three circumstances of coronavirus, Democratic candidates Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden referred to as off marketing campaign occasions in Cleveland on Tuesday within the first main presidential race cancellations associated with the virus.

The rising quantity in circumstances within the US prompted the White House and Congress to think about measures on Tuesday to bolster the US economy and citizens’ paychecks, however, no instant deal has been reached.

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