Russia's Krasnoyarsk Economic Forum postponed due to coronavirus

Russia's Krasnoyarsk Economic Forum postponed due to coronavirus

The Krasnoyarsk Economic Forum, which was supposed to be held on March 19-21, was postponed indefinitely, head of the governor’s press service Maxim Kudryavtsev said.

"It was postponed for an indefinite period. The decision has just been made," TASS cited him as saying.

Chairman of the government of the Krasnoyarsk region Yuri Lapshin confirmed that on Friday at a meeting with the governor of the region, the issue of transferring the Krasnoyarsk Economic Forum was discussed.

"After a clear position of the federal authorities regarding the measures to counteract coronavirus on the one hand and yesterday’s decision announced by [SPIEF organizing committee chairman Andrey] Belousov about the St. Petersburg forum in June, we have no other options," Lapshin said.

The 17th Krasnoyarsk Economic Forum was to be held from March 19 to 21. 

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