The American Film Institute has postponed its Life Achievement Award ceremony and singer Ciara has pushed forward her concert within the wake of the novel coronovirus epidemic.According to Variety, the AFI annual ceremony, which was set to honour display icon Julie Andrews this yr, was scheduled to happen on April 25 on the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
“AFI’s decision to postpone the event is simply in response to the rapidly evolving nature of current events and our promise to ensure the well-being of the artists and audience that gather each year to celebrate America’s art form. This move will allow our full attention to focus on the many gifts that Julie Andrews has given the world,” mentioned AFI CEO and president, Bob Gazzale.
The occasion can be rescheduled for a date in early summer time.
Ciara, who’s pregnant, cancelled the March 19 present on the model new USO heart in Ford Hood, Texas on physician’s orders.
Her medical group has suggested her to restrict her travelling and assembly in massive group gatherings as a result of coronavirus, she mentioned.
“I am disillusioned I will not be capable to return this month to the place the place I was born, Ft. Hood, Texas, and placed on the superb present we had deliberate; nonetheless, I look ahead to having the ability to deliver it to you at a later date in 2020.
“I want to thank the USO and the entire community at Ft. Hood for extending your hospitality to myself and my team. I urge everyone to be diligent in taking steps to stay healthy and safe,” Ciara mentioned.
The grand opening of the venue will even be rescheduled for this summer time.
In current weeks, a number of occasions similar to film premieres, concert events and gatherings involving public crowds have been cancelled to fight the quickly spreading virus. South by Southwest, the annual movie competition that was presupposed to happen March 16-22 in Austin, Texas, was known as off on Friday.
Worldwide, the overall variety of folks with COVID-19 has handed 100,000 whereas 3,500 have died throughout 95 nations and territories.