As the virus keeps people from going out into public, many festivals and film releases got canceled or had low attendees. In this realm, the biggest one is the cancelation of the Cannes film festival as the result of the country’s lockdown for the spread of the virus in France.
On the other hand, the Mobile World Congress (MWC) conference in Barcelona, which contains companies like Sony, Amazon, Nvidia, LG Electronics, ZTE, and Ericsson has been decided to be canceled. As WHO states, Coronavirus is a global pandemic that must be taken seriously. This is why as time passes the number of countries that go into lockdown is increasing and governments ask people to stay at home as long as they can.
Peter Rabbit 2 from Sony is scheduled for August. The latest movie of the famous Fast and Furious franchise, that is going to be held next year on April 2.
As the virus grows, it makes government officials ban every kind of event that includes gathering audiences. In the United States, many popular shows like The Tonight Show, Late Show With Stephen Colbert, and Daily Show from Comedy Central, are suspended as the presence of the audience would be risky.
With the situation that Covid-19 has created for businesses around the world, not only many events are canceled or are going to be held online, but also many businesses have to change the way they work as more and more employees are getting infected.
As three Amazon employees have been infected by the virus so far, the company did the same thing in its Seattle and Bellevue, Washington headquarters with near 50,000 employees and allowed them to work from home if it is possible.
Many important stores owned by companies like Apple, Samsung, Microsoft, and Tesla, have been closed throughout China to protect their employees and prevent their stores from being a risk for public health. Google which shows extra care on the issue, has even closed its offices in nearby Hong Kong and Taiwan as well as China while the closure of Foxconn and Pegatron, as the producers of iPhones and AirPods, will stop the supply chain for these popular products.
What’s clear to all of us is to stay home for our health, and try to find new ways to conduct our businesses. Maybe it’s time to work in safer ways like new online collaboration platforms for the video industry to collaborate on our videos without physical presence. So let’s stay creative AND healthy!