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The Met Gala 2020 Has Been Postponed Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Over the weekend the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended that there would be no meetings of 50 people or more for the next eight weeks.

17th March 2020 | 02:50 PM (IST)
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Another of the year's glitzy-filled fashions events, the Met Gala, originally planned for May 4, 2020, has been canceled due to coronavirus outbreak. The move was made as a precaution to stop the transmission of the deadly virus and because of coronavirus, it is one of the canceled and delayed cultural events worldwide.

"Due to the unavoidable and responsible decision by the Metropolitan Museum to close its doors, About Time, and the opening night gala, will be postponed to a later date," Wrote Anna Wintour, editor of Vogue magazine. CNN's flagship red carpet gathering, presented by Anna Wintour of Conde Nast, is a celebrity-packed fundraiser for The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The event was held on the first Monday in May, without exception, since 2005. The Metropolitan Museum revealed on Friday that it would briefly close down its doors triggering rumors that it would not hold the gala as scheduled. An official wrote in a corresponding statement sent to CNN on Monday: "The Museum will remain closed through Saturday, April 4. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has advised over the weekend that there should not be any gatherings of 50 people or more for the next eight weeks. Many of the Hollywood events, concerts and programs have been called off adhering to the advice.”

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17th March 2020 | 02:50 PM (IST)
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