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Qatar cancels Doha Maritime Exhibition over Wuhan coronavirus

Christian Fernsby |
Qatar canceled an international maritime defense exhibition yesterday because of concerns sparked by Wuhan coronavirus.

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The Doha International Maritime Defense Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX) canceled the seventh edition of the event after it "held extensive consultations with officials from the Ministry of Health and the government of Qatar about the convening of DIMDEX," its organization said in a statement.

"Although the risks to the general public are still low, our main priority is to maintain public health in Qatar. For this reason, it was decided not to hold this event.”

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