China’s 70,000 movie theaters known as the most of any country in the world, are closing their curtains.
The country confirmed a human-to-human transmission of a new SARS-like corona virus, named 2019-nCoV, linked to the pneumonia outbreak in the city of Wuhan in December 2019. Presently, 17 people have died because of the disease and more than 500 people have been confirmed infected.
Leading cinema chains including Wanda, CGV, Bona, Lumiere Pavilions, Jinyi, Dadi and others publicly announced that they would be temporarily shutting down in response to the corona virus epidemic that has infected hundreds and gripped the nation.
The World Health Organization is conducted a meeting on the 23rd Of January 2020, to decide if the outbreak needs to be declared an international public health emergency.