Events organizer Cosplay.ph has announced on Friday that they will postpone Cosplay Carnival 2020 event due to health concerns regarding COVID-19 disease.
The organizers are advising current ticket holders that they can either use their tickets on the rescheduled date or opt for a refund, but no word from the organizers on when would they plan to reschedule the event.
The event, which is the first of the four events under the organizer’s Cosplay Mania 2020 Event Series banner, was scheduled to happen on April 18-19.
The Philippine government has announced on Thursday that they will impose tougher measures to combat the spread of the New Coronavirus Disease 2019, also known as COVID-19.
The government also raised the national response level to Code Red Sub-level 2, which means there is evidence that the level of community transmission and prevalence of cases is beyond what the government can address.
Because of the declaration, the government will impose several actions, including suspension of classes, restrictions on travel and a ban on mass gatherings, to prevent further spread of the virus.
Cosplay Carnival is one of the four events that composed the Cosplay Mania Event Series by Cosplay.ph, which also serves as the organizer’s first event of the year.
The first event was held as a two-day event in February 2016, and usually held during the first quarter of the year. This year was supposed to be the first time that the event will be held during the second quarter of the year.
In addition to Cosplay Carnival 2020, the organizer also set to hold the Anime & Cosplay Expo (ACX) 2020 event on July 18-19, and Cosplay Matsuri 2020 event on December 28-30.
Cosplay Mania 2020, which is the organizer’s flagship anime and cosplay event, is scheduled for October 3-4, 2020.