Met Gala Postponed Amid Novel Coronavirus Outbreak: Metropolitan Museum Of Art

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art has reportedly announced on Mar 16 that the annual Met Gala scheduled to take place on May 4 has been postponed

Written By Sounak Mitra | Mumbai | Updated On:
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art has reportedly announced on March 16 that the annual Met Gala scheduled to take place on May 4 has been postponed amid the novel Coronavirus outbreak. According to news reports, the gala is often referred to as fashion’s biggest night out. An internal email was reportedly sent to  Met staffers this afternoon and it was announced that the museum “will remain closed through Saturday, April 4.” 

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CDCP advisories

In addition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP) has advised during the weekend that there should not be any gatherings of 50 people or more for the next eight weeks. A Met spokesperson reportedly said that all programs and events through May 15 will be cancelled or postponed including the gala. 
According to the reports, the museum did not provide any further details on when the event might be rescheduled. This years exhibition was due to form part the Met's wider 150th-anniversary celebrations. 

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After saying “it's under control” when the United States detected the first case of deadly coronavirus, US President Donald Trump has tweeted that “God bless the US” on March 16. After being originated in the Chinese province of Wuhan, the COVID-19 has now infected at least 4,663 people in the US and has caused 86 deaths. While Trump's tweet remained without context, apparently the nation is rocked with the pandemic when paired with panic buying of citizens leading to empty aisles in supermarkets. 

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