Due to the spread of the coronavirus throughout Europe Tanexpo, one of Europe’s largest death care exhibitions, has been cancelled and won’t return until 2021.
The organisation of Tanexpo has released an official press release on its website, stating: “Following the current regulations issued by the Regional Authorities, according to the Ministry of Health and due to the impossibility of predicting the duration of the current emergency, the organization officially announces that the 2020 edition of TANEXPO has been postponed to 25-26-27 February 2021.”
Tanexpo is one of the largest death care exhibitions of Europe attracting each year over 18.000 death care professionals and providing exhibition space for over 250 exhibitors from around the world. There is another Tanexpo event in Russia planned for November, but there have been no comments on whether or not this event will continue as it is still far off.
This is just the beginning effects of the pandemic as Italy and other European countries are forced to follow the lead of China and cancel large gatherings like exhibitions and sport matches. In hopes of slowing down the rapid spread of the virus.
Expect more cancellations and increased pressure on European death care providers as they begin to handle the final services of those taken from the disease. The UK released recommendations on dealing with the contamination for those caring for the coronavirus deceased already in January and there will like be more government responses in the coming days following suit.