The organization New York International Auto Show announced that it maintains the event, which will be held on April 8, despite the appearance of the coronavirus in the state with two confirmed cases, one of them from a 50-year-old man who is seriously ill.
"We are in communication with state and local officials, and at this time there are no plans to cancel any rooms due to the coronavirus," the organization said in a statement.
Even so, the New York salon has explained that it is taking "Precautionary measures within the enclosure while state and local authorities are adopting measures to limit the spread of respiratory viruses."
The show, one of the most important automotive in the United States, is scheduled to open its doors on April 8 with two days for the media. From the 10th to the 19th of that month, the general public will be able to access.
Last year more than a million people visited the room, including almost 6.300 journalists, from 56 countries around the world.
It is planned that during the two media days some 18 manufacturers hold press conferences and have more than 50 world firsts.
The decision of the New York sample contrasts with the decision in late February of the organizers of the Geneva Motor Show (Switzerland) to cancel it due to the expansion of the COVID-19 in Europe.