The much-awaited International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards 2020 which was supposed to be held in Madhya Pradesh’s Indore on March 29 has been indefinitely postponed due to coronavirus scare.
The organizers have said they will soon announce a fresh date soon.
IIFA 2020 postponed
An official statement from the IIFA organisers said, “With due regard to the growing concerns around the spread of the COVID-19 virus and keeping the health and safety of IIFA’s fans and the general community at large, after consulting the Madhya Pradesh government, the IIFA management, and stakeholders from the film industry it has been decided to postpone to a later date the much-awaited IIFA Weekend and Awards 2020 celebrations which were originally scheduled at the end of March 2020. A fresh date and plans for hosting IIFA in Madhya Pradesh will be announced at the earliest. IIFA is fully committed to ensure the safety of the citizens and legions of IIFA fans who travel from across the globe to attend and experience the magic of IIFA. We sincerely regret the inconvenience caused, and hope that all concerned understand the sensitivity of the situation.”
IIFA 2020 was scheduled to happen from March 27 to March 29 in Indore. This was for the first time that IIFA was being organised in India.
The novel coronavirus outbreak, or COVID-19, has spread rapidly across more than 80 countries. There have been 29 confirmed cases in India so far. Infections have steadily risen in Iran, Italy, Japan and South Korea.