Tuesday, 17 March 2020 11:17

 

Photo Credit: Randshow.co.za.

The annual Rand Show event has been postponed following the outbreak of the coronavirus.

The organisers of the Rand Show said their decision to postpone the event comes after President Cyril Ramaphosa's declaration the National State of Disaster following an increase of South Africans who tested positive for the coronavirus.

Ramaphosa announced on Sunday that gatherings of more than 100 people is prohibited.

The organisers of the Rand Show said in a statement, the event will be rescheduled at a later stage and will be done in consultation with the government.

"We believe this decision to be in the best interest of our nation."

"We apologise for any inconvenience caused by the postponement but remain committed to hosting the show at a time when all South Africans can attend and enjoy the Rand Show, without any concern for their personal health or safety," reads the statement.