A chronological visualisation of that shows how the pandemic affected the global nighttime industries
2020 through to 2021 has been a hit hard for all industries. Across the world life after dark has weathered increasing adversity as a result of lockdowns and curfews, in an attempt to stifle the spread of the virus.
This timeline depicts the key events in and changes in 2020 that altered the landscape of the night as we know it
The Categories to search by
Corona Cases: Cases, Deaths and Lockdowns
Government: decisions made around Covid-19 and the nighttime industries
Industry Losses: canceled events, financial losses and tragedies such as closing venues
New possibilities & concepts: innovative new ideas that occurred as a result of the changed circumstances
Chinese authorities confirm they have identified the novel virus, named 2019-nCoV. According to the WHO, the new virus is a new strain of coronavirus. The source is still unknown, but most likely comes from animals. A coronavirus, which usually causes respiratory illnesses, refers to a family of viruses that includes the common cold..Read More
The outbreak reaches beyond China for the first time, with the first international case confirmed in Thailand. “The possibility of cases being identified in other countries was not unexpected, and reinforces why WHO calls for ongoing active monitoring and preparedness in other countries,” the organisation said. “The patient’s full exposure history..Read More
The virus spreads to Japan, with the first reported case. The second death from the coronavirus is confirmed, this time a 69-year-old man. Wuhan Health Commission discloses there is a limited possibility of person-to-person transmission. The WHO reiterates this information and warns that a wider outbreak is possible. In the coming days,..Read More
The novel coronavirus outbreak, which began in Wuhan, China, in December, has expanded to touch every corner of the globe. Millions of people around the world have been sickened and hundreds of thousands of others have died. The World Health Organization has declared the virus a global health emergency and rated COVID-19‘s global risk of spread and..Read More
Wuhan goes into lockdown — flights and trains are blocked, public transport is halted. Later, the travel ban will extend to private cars. Health authorities in Hebei, just south of Beijing, said on Thursday an 80-year-old man infected with the coronavirus had died there, marking the first confirmed death outside..Read More
The deadly coronavirus is rapidly spreading across the globe, with no end in sight. The virus has since spread to more than 160 countries, with large outbreaks in Europe, Iran, South Korea and the United States. More than 24,000 people have died from COVID-19, with more than 530,000 infections worldwide. More..Read More
As of 13 March 2020, when the number of new cases became greater than those in China, the World Health Organization (WHO) began to consider Europe the active centre of the COVID-19 pandemic. Cases by country across Europe had doubled over periods of typically 3 to 4 days, with some countries (mostly those at earlier stages..Read More
MELBOURNE, Jan 25 — Australia confirmed its first four cases of the new coronavirus in two different cities on Saturday, with the country’s chief health official saying he expected more cases as Australia was a population destination for Chinese tourists.
A nightclub in Australia has apologized for an event marketed as the “Corona Chinese New Year Special,” which offered club-goers a face mask and Corona beer for $8, a report said. The event was promoted by an independent company called Mr. Chan’s, according to the report. After a backlash from..Read More
HONG KONG — There hasn’t been a live music show in China since late January. Venues across the country have shuttered in the wake of the COVID-19 “coronavirus” outbreak, from large rock halls like Shanghai’s Modern Sky Lab to underground nightclubs like Beijing’s Zhaodai. With businesses indefinitely extending the spring festival holidays, and local..Read More
Special thanks to the team of the minor ‘Dance Industry’ at Fontys Academy of Creative Alexander Spaans, Marilisa Fragkaki, Pleun Konings and Tessa Spek.
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