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Performances in Shanghai canceled

Theaters in Shanghai have canceled most of the performances in February to prevent crowds from gathering and contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.

The Shanghai Grand Theatre, a major theater in the city, has canceled more than 10 performances, including the Chinese New Year’s performance of the Moscow Ballet of Russia and a concert on Valentine’s Day.

“Loss is inevitable, but we have to be accountable to our audience first,” said Zhang Xiaoding, general manager of the Shanghai Grand Theatre.

The Boston Symphony Orchestra has also canceled its tour in Shanghai from Feb. 6 to 16 as its last stop in Asia.

Tickets will be refunded online for the full purchase amount, including fees, according to the Shanghai Oriental Art Center, the organizer.

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