The show must not go on as coronavirus floors the entertainment industry

The US government may have been slow to deal with the coronavirus outbreak, but people are voting with their feet, as leading music festivals are being cancelled, Disney theme parks remain closed or empty, and film releases are being delayed

8th March, 2020
The show must not go on as coronavirus floors the entertainment industry
Festivals such as SXSW and Coachella will not go ahead this year, as revellers jammed into music and other venues provide optimal conditions for spreading a contagious disease.

On any given evening, Hollywood Boulevard is densely packed with a surreal mix of humanity. There are the tens of thousands of tourists who alternate between taking selfies and buying Tinseltown kitsch from scores of neon lit souvenir and novelty shops. There are fans and gawpers who press up against crowd control barriers, hoping to spot an A-Lister or six as they arrive or leave the premiere of the latest Hollywood blockbuster. There are the...

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