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Coronavirus concerns prompt Austin officials to cancel SXSW

Health officials have said there are no instances of the virus spreading within a Texas community. The annual Austin festival founded in 1987 attracts more than 400,000 attendees from all over the world and generates hundreds of millions of dollars.

Over 400,000 people from 100 various countries attended SXSW in 2019. March 8, 2019.
Austin Mayor Steve Adler announces the cancellation of this year's South by Southwest festival at a City Hall press conference on Friday, March 6, 2020.

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