The COVID-19 outbreak is also affecting the international concert tours of several artists.
South Korean boy band BTS, the biggest K-POP band globally, canceled four concerts in Seoul’s Olympic stadium in April that were due to kick off its latest world tour.
International pop punk singer Avril Lavigne also announced the cancellation of the Asian leg of her Head Above Water tour due to the coronavirus outbreak. The one-month tour was scheduled to be held in 12 Asian cities, with six in China, including Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong.
U.S. rock band Green Day also called off all of their Asian shows, citing coronavirus fears. The punk band’s Hella Mega tour was planned to have taken them to Singapore, Bangkok, Manila, Taipei, Hong Kong, Seoul, Osaka and Tokyo in early March.
British rapper Stormzy and American R&B singer Khalid also postponed all the Asian concerts on their tours scheduled next month.