Organisers of Expo 2020 will meet by way of video convention on Monday to think about a delay to the occasion.

In keeping with stories from the Center East, a year-long postponement is one among a number of choices to be mentioned.

With the occasion on account of start on October twentieth this 12 months, a postponement to the spring can also be doable.

Any remaining determination must be made by member states of the Paris-based Bureau Worldwide des Expositions, which awards the occasion.

Nonetheless, starting on time has not but been dominated out.


Of their most up-to-date public assertion, Expo 2020 organisers stated solely that they had been preserving the coronavirus pandemic beneath commentary.

Since then each Emirates and Etihad have ceased nearly all flights within the United Arab Emirates, whereas lockdowns on worldwide journey have come into power all over the world.

Authorities officers in Dubai have for years touted Expo 2020 as a possible bonanza for the vacation spot, and have spent billions of {dollars} constructing resorts and services.

Dubai had beforehand expressed hopes to welcome 25 million worldwide arrivals this 12 months, with the occasion as a key driver.

A spokesman for the Bureau Worldwide des Expositions stated the steering committee assembly would “reassess and alter deliberate preparations”.

Any change of date requires a two-thirds majority vote from members.

The Worldwide Olympic Committee earlier this week took the earlier unthinkable determination to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Video games for a 12 months.