PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine-based organizer of an international seafood expo is indefinitely postponing the event because of concerns about coronavirus.
The company, Diversified Communications of Portland, said Tuesday it'll push back Seafood Expo Global, which had been slated to take place in Belgium next month, the Portland Press Herald reported.
The same company announced last week that it would postpone its annual Seafood Expo North America, which was scheduled to happen this month in Boston.
For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. There have been no confirmed cases in Maine.
The vast majority of people recover from the new virus. According to the World Health Organization, people with mild illness recover in about two weeks, while those with more severe illness may take three to six weeks to recover.
Diversified Communications said it had “no choice but to postpone" because of the level of risk in Belgium.