ABACE organisers on alert for Coronavirus developments

posted on 3rd February 2020 by William Hayes
ABACE organisers on alert for Coronavirus developments

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has announced it is monitoring the potential impact the Coronavirus could have on the Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exposition (ABACE) in Shanghai.

The event, which is set to take place from April 21 to 23, has so far had no changes scheduled to the program, but organisers remain on alert to any developments.

“Our work with government and industry experts informs our continuing plans for ABACE 2020, which proceeds as planned, with informed decision-making,” said NBAA spokesman Dan Hubbard.

Organisers have also established an FAQ page on the ABACE website that is updated regarding the impact of the virus first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China in December.

According to the FAQ, all businesses in Shanghai’s regional government have been advised by its regional government to remain closed until February 9, while schools in the city have been suspended until February 17.

Quarantine inspections for workers returning to the city have been strengthened as well, according to the FAQ.

“The safety and security of the participants at ABACE have always been the highest priority for the show’s organisers,” Hubbard added.

“To ensure that standard, we are in continuing communication with industry and government authorities, in the U.S. and China, about the Wuhan Coronavirus [2019-nCoV], and are carefully monitoring their guidance, and all other available information about the situation.”