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US watchdog cancels Detroit auto show

03/30/2020 - 02:53

The North American international auto show, which was supposed to take place in June, was canceled; the venue will be repurposed into a hospital for those infected with coronavirus, NBC News reported.

Joe Ross
Joe Ross
It is reported that the decision on the cancellation was made after the US Federal Emergency Management Agency decided to use the site where the car dealership was supposed to go as a hospital for treating patients with COVID-19.

“The health and well-being of the people of Detroit and Michigan is paramount. The TCF center is the ideal place to perform this important function at this critical and unprecedented time,” said Rod Alberts, Director of the Detroit Auto Dealers Association.

According to the channel, the Detroit auto show is considered one of the most important events in the automotive industry. The next show is scheduled for June 2021.

It was previously reported the Geneva Motor Show was cancelled and the International Motor Show in New York was postponed.