The pandemic virus, coronavirus, is spreading fast across several countries of the world and has made countries to take a number of precautions in preventing its further spread.
As the country has taken several precautions, such as social distancing, the entertainment, and arts industry in South Africa are also taking several measures to ensure the safety of the public.
Following a press briefing by President Cyril Ramaphosa which occurred on Sunday, he stated that there should be no gatherings of more than a hundred people.
Festivals, theatres and so on, have closed until further notice. This is in a bid to control the spread of coronavirus.
A company that is greatly affected by this is Big Concerts. The Lighthouse Family’s SA tour, which was scheduled to be held in some weeks’ time, has been officially postponed due to the precautions taken.
On Monday, Big Concerts released a statement to the press.
Your safety is always our top priority. The South African government has now declared a national state of disaster and banned travellers from high risk countries from entering the country as well as public gatherings of more than 100 people. Regrettably under the circumstances the Lighthouse Family tour is postponed. We are working to reschedule the tour and all tickets will remain valid for the rescheduled dates. Further information will be sent directly to ticket holders as soon as it becomes available.
They further said:
We wish everyone the best health and safety during this difficult time, and we look forward to connecting fans with all their favourite artists and events soon.