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JA New York Spring Show Canceled and MJSA Postponed Due to Coronavirus Concern

New dates were also announced for the Istanbul Jewelry Show.

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The spring edition of the JA New York Show has been canceled amid growing coronavirus concerns.

The show had been scheduled for March 15-17.

In a Facebook post on Tuesday, organizers stated: “Recent developments regarding COVID-19, including but not limited to, the State of Emergency recently announced by Governor Andrew Cuomo, travel restrictions imposed by government authorities that affect participating companies, and the cancellation of our co-located events, MJSA Expo and GIA Career Fair, have made it impossible for us to produce this edition of JA New York.”

MJSA announced this week that it decided to postpone its expo, which had been scheduled to run March 15-17 at the Javits Center. Organizers said they’re working to identify new dates for later in the year.

Organizers of the Istanbul Jewelry Show in Turkey announced on Wednesday that they’re postponing the show, which had been set for March 19-22. The new dates are June 18-21.

The World Health Organization on Wednesday declared COVID-19 a pandemic, NPR reports. The infection has spread to at least 114 countries, with nearly 120,000 cases and more than 4,000 deaths reported.

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