The South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival has been canceled due to concerns over the coronavirus.

SXSW Twitter feed, Austin, Texas Mayor Steve Adler has declared a disaster for the city and, in effect, canceled the event.

As of this time, there are no reported cases of COVID-19, the strand of coronavirus that is causing worldwide concern, in or around Austin. The disaster declaration, according to NPR, was made out of an abundance of caution.

You can read the full statement on the SXSW website here.


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