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Vancouver Vaisakhi parade cancelled because of COVID-19

BY , Mar 16, 2020 3:07 PM - REPORT AN ERROR

This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, NIAID-RML

The annual Vancouver Vaisakhi parade has been cancelled due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.

The parade was scheduled to happen on April 18, 2020.

Each year this celebration draws over 150,000 spectators.

It’s the first time in the event’s 41 year history that it’s been cancelled.

Organizers said they look forward to everyone’s participation and enjoyment in next year’s parade.

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