Due to corona virus: Halal Hannover postponed

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Deutsche Messe postpones “Halal Hannover” because of the dangerous corona virus. An alternate date for the international Halal trade fair will follow shortly.

The Hannover Region Health Authority has strongly advised Deutsche Messe AG to follow the advice of the Robert Koch Institute. These include comprehensive measures for health protection when organizing events, reports Deutsche Messe.

According to the organiser these include fever measuring stations at all entrances, as well as the implementation of the measure not to admit participants from risk areas and to refuse access to events to participants who have had contact with people from risk areas. This would result in an extensive check of all participants.

New date for the fair

Deutsche Messe is unable to meet these requirements in the short term. In addition, their implementation would have the effect of impairing the smooth running of the events to such an extent that the purpose of the planned event could not be achieved, or could only be achieved with considerable restrictions, either for exhibitors or for visitors.

The health of exhibitors, visitors, employees and the general public is a top priority for Deutsche Messe AG. Deutsche Messe has therefore decided to postpone Halal Hannover, which was planned for March 2020. The new date of the Halal Hannover is currently being determined in close coordination with the exhibitors and will be announced in due course.