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Coronavirus cancellations and delays: Tokyo Olympics, Disney and more

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a display in a room: Major events are closing down due to concerns over COVID-19. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images © Provided by CNET Major events are closing down due to concerns over COVID-19. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

The coronavirus continues to wreak havoc worldwide -- not least in its impact on events from tech and sports to entertainment and politics. As people are advised to stay at home and avoid contact with others, a cascade of cancellations and postponements has wiped major events off the calendar.

Disneyland is shut. Movies from James Bond to Black Widow have been postponed, while big tech industry events such as SXSW, the E3 gaming showFacebook's F8, the Geneva and Detroit Auto ShowsGoogle I/O and Mobile World Congress have all been called off. 

On March 11, the WHO declared the outbreak a pandemic and the NBA suspended the remainder of its season. The English Premier League, Forumula One and Wimbledon soon followed. Coachella, Cannes, Glastonbury and the Eurovision Song Contest have all been hit, showing the worldwide impact of coronavirus disruption. We're still waiting to hear about San Diego Comic-Con.

a store front at night: A new coronavirus that originated in China is beginning to impact the operations of big tech companies. © Getty Images

A new coronavirus that originated in China is beginning to impact the operations of big tech companies.

Here's how the outbreak is affecting our lives with postponements, cancellations and closures.

Sporting events

Political events

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Cultural happenings and institutions

See the emptiness as coronavirus closes landmarks, stadiums, amusement parks

a man standing in front of a fence: The coronavirus pandemic has led to infections and deaths around the world, with numbers continuing to rise daily.Italy's government has put the country on lockdown. Officials in states across the US have closed K-12 schools. Colleges have switched from holding in-person classes to remote learning. Major sporting events have been canceled. Even daily shopping trips and simple strolls down the street aren't the same. This gallery shows the eerie emptiness in the age of COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus. Here, the entry gate to Disneyland in Anaheim, California, is locked on March 16, 2020. The entire Disneyland resort has shut down due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The coronavirus pandemic has led to infections and deaths around the world, with numbers continuing to rise daily.Italy's government has put the country on lockdown. Officials in states across the US have closed K-12 schools. Colleges have switched from holding in-person classes to remote learning. Major sporting events have been canceled. Even daily shopping trips and simple strolls down the street aren't the same. This gallery shows the eerie emptiness in the age of COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus. Here, the entry gate to Disneyland in Anaheim, California, is locked on March 16, 2020. The entire Disneyland resort has shut down due to the coronavirus outbreak.
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Theme parks

Tech industry events

Several prominent industry events were canceled or revamped because of concerns over the coronavirus. They include:

CNET's Corinne Reichert, Ben Fox Rubin, Jackson Ryan, Shara Tibken, Lynn La, Sean Szymkowski, Dara Kerr, Queenie Wong, Oscar Gonzalez, Dan Ackerman, Stephen Shankland, Chris Paukert, Erin Carson, Edward Moyer, Sean Keane, Eli Blumenthal, Richard Trenholm, Lori Grunin, Nick Hide and Ian Sherr contributed to this report. 

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