The tenth edition of Marina Bay Sands' Open Stage will no longer be taking place tonight (8 Feb).
The free and open-to-public concert is the latest in a string of concert cancellations due to the ongoing novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak. Scheduled to perform tonight at Open Stage were Filipino singer-songwriter Reneé Dominique, Singaporean pop artist Tabitha Nauser, and rising bedroom-pop princess Shye.
The cancellation was announced by Marina Bay Sands this morning. Here's the full statement: "Due to the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) situation, please take note of the following:
- Our nightly light and water show Spectra will be suspended from 8 February until further notice.
- Open Stage, which was scheduled for 8 February, has been cancelled.
We regret the inconvenience caused, but seek your understanding that the well-being and safety of our community remains our priority."
Also announced was the suspension of MBS' famed light-and-water show, Spectra, which the Open Stage performances would have complemented. Spectra will be suspended with immediate effect until further notice.
In light of the novel coronavirus outbreak, Bandwagon would like to remind all readers that prevention and precautionary measures will only be effective if every individual does their part. Below, we recap a list of good habits and practices to prevent transmission:
- Practice good personal hygiene
- Wash your hands regularly with soap and water
- Use hand sanitizers if above is unavailable
- Avoid touching your face
- Avoid shaking hands, use alternative greetings
- Stay at home if you're sick
- Wear a mask if you're sick, and are going to see a doctor
- Stay calm and be vigilant
Keep up to date with official updates at https://www.moh.gov.sg/2019-ncov-wuhan