New York Toy Fair cancels China Pavilion over Novel Coronavirus fears

The Toy Association has cancelled the China Pavilion at this year’s New York Toy Fair over fears of the Novel Coronavirus outbreak.

The decision was jointly made in consultation with the China Toy & Juvenile Product Association – organisers of the China Pavilion at the show.

Show attendees coming from China will also be subject to the US travel ban, which sees temporary denial of entry to foreign nationals who visited China in the 14 days prior to their arrival to the United States.

The announcement was made in a statement issued by the Toy Association, who has said it is maintaining contact with authorities to stay informed on the situation.

“Toy Fair is actively monitoring all developments to ensure the safety of its exhibitors and attendees,” said the organisation. “The Toy Association, producer of Toy Fair New York, continues to coordinate with the City of New York, the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, and federal and state authorities to provide the latest updates.

“Toy Fair New York (Feb. 22-25) will be open for business as usual.”

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