The Advertising Club and the Advertising Agencies Association of India have announced the postponement of Goafest 2020 and the Abby Awards.
While the festival has been postponed the Abby Awards, for which entries have already been received - will still be conducted soon. Details are currently being finalised and will be announced shortly.
The move has been taken considering the heightened global concerns on the spread of the coronavirus.
A statement from the organisers said, "Nothing precedes the health and wellbeing of the patrons of the festival and the postponing of the festival is a result of the organisers intent to safeguard the wellbeing of Goafest patrons. The team at Goafest wishes everybody the best of health and wellbeing and urges all to take necessary precautions and head to your nearest healthcare service provider in case of any symptoms."