2020.02.18 10:18

Lithuanian theatre cancels China tour amid coronavirus outbreak

BNS 2020.02.18 10:18

The Lithuanian National Drama Theatre (LNDT) canceled its planned month-long tour of China due to the coronavirus outbreak.

LNDT was preparing for almost a year to tour five Chinese cities with the play Lokis.

"Some of the performances were already sold out," the theater said in a press release. "The decision to cancel the tour was taken jointly with the tour organiser in China."

LNDT said the tour had been scheduled to start in late April and end in late May.

The death toll from the coronavirus epidemic in China has reached 1,770 and almost 71,000 people have been infected by the virus worldwide.