The COVID-19 pandemic has hit all industries hard with even the ‘recession-proof’ wedding industry taking a beating. In light of this, major events and film releases have gotten postponed or have been suspended. “Due to the health crisis and the development of the French and international situation, the Festival de Cannes will no longer be able to take place on the dates planned, from May 12 to 23,” the official account of the Cannes Film Festival tweeted.

Organizers are still holding out hope that the prestigious fest can be held at a later date. In a statement, organizers said they were considering “several options” to hold the event, “the main one being a simple postponement … until the end of June, beginning of July 2020.”

Social distancing has been recommended in a bid to flatten the curve and halt the spread of the coronavirus.

The Indian Premier League (IPL) has been postponed from March 29 to April 15. The Indian Super League finale between ATK FC and Chennaiyin FC, to be held in Goa on March 14 will take place in an empty stadium – without an audience, reports YourStory.

India Fashion Week, which was scheduled for March 11, has also been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The IIFA Awards which were to be held in Indore have been postponed. The ISSF World Cup has also been postponed.

(Header image: IPL on Twitter)