The Cape Town International Jazz Festival has been postponed.
The organisers made the announcement via Twitter after initially making plans to go ahead with the festival despite coronavirus fears.
"In light of growing concerns around the spread of Coronavirus, the Cape Town International Jazz Festival management regrets to inform the public that this year’s event has been postponed for the foreseeable future as a public health precautionary measure."
"This was a difficult yet entirely necessary decision and we’re sure you share in both our disappointment and understanding of why we had to cancel the event at such short notice."
"There is still too much uncertainty and we are not prepared to jeopardise the health of you, our loyal Festinos, our local and international artists, and our fellow South Africans. Please refer to our website for questions regarding the refund of your tickets."
The Cape Town International Jazz Festival was scheduled to take place 27 and 28 March 2020 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC).