Cape Town International Jazz Festival is the largest annual music event in Sub-Saharan Africa. However, the possibility of the event being held this year is uncertain. This is due to the widespread of the pandemic virus, coronavirus, which has gained its presence in South Africa.
This week’s reports confirmed over 17 positive cases of coronavirus. For any large event to take place in Mzansi, government officials must first give instructions and proffer advice.
Several large events have been cancelled in several parts of the globe, ranging from major sporting events to conferences.
Tracy Jones, who spoke on behalf of the Cape Town Jazz Festival, said:
The Cape Town International Jazz Festival managers are taking coronavirus very seriously and continue to monitor local and international developments.
Tracy Jones said that they await further instructions as they are in contact with the National Institute for Communicable Diseases as well as the national health department.
Tracy Jones further said:
Our primary concern is the health and safety of festinos, artists and staff, and we’re working with the government to ensure the best way forward and regarding this year’s event.
Popular artiste, Abdullah Ibrahim, had to cancel his performance at the event due to the outbreak of coronavirus.