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Computex 2003 postponed over SARS fears

Computex 2003, due to be held in Taiwan at the beginning of June, has been delayed because of the SARS epidemic

Taiwan’s Computex show has been postponed due to fears of the SARS virus. The show, one of the largest IT exhibitions in the world, was due to take place at the start of June in Taipei, but has now been delayed until the second half of the year.

A statement from the joint organisers, the China External Trade Development Council (CETRA) and the Taipei Computer Association (TCA) said that the event was being postponed “after a detailed review of all factors, including fears that increased travel restrictions would negatively influence buyer turn out.”

A new date for the show will be announced by the end of this month.

Taiwan has 174 reported cases of the respiratory virus, including several fatalities, and quarantine restrictions have been put in place for visitors from certain countries. A number of exhibitors had already cancelled their attendance at the show over concerns of low visitor turnout.

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