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In light of the current Coronavirus situation, the Age-Friendly Cities (AFC) 2020 organising committee has decided to defer the Age-Friendly Cities 2020 Conference and Exhibition in Malaysia from 7-8 April 2020 to 13-14 July 2020.

AT Today is a media partner for the Age-Friendly Cities Conference and Exhibition, which will take place in the Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in July. It is an international conference aimed at introducing best practices for developing age-friendly homes and is a place for visitors to come together and learn how to create sustainable age-friendly cities.

Co-organised by Confexhub and Aged Care Group, the conference attracts authorities, policy makers, architects, facilitators, developers, and contractors from over 20 countries to converge and align goals.

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However, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the organisers have decided to postpone the event until July in order to protect the health and safety of the staff, exhibitors and visitors.

In an official statement released by Confexhub, it stated: “With the increased cases of confirmed Coronavirus in the country and globally and given the uncertainty of the outbreak, it is in the best interest of the health of our community, which includes regional delegates, speakers and exhibitors to defer the Event.

“The decision was made following extensive consultations with local committee, partners and considering the significant impact on international travel and public gatherings during this period.

“We understand that this rescheduling may have caused some inconveniences to your planning and scheduling. We would like to reassure that our clients are always our best interest and we value your esteemed organisation’s trust and supports.

“Thank you for your patience and co-operation.”

Both Med-Tech Innovation Expo and Naidex have also announced new dates for their shows in light of the Coronavirus outbreak, which has seen disruption to daily life worldwide, with over-70s in the UK being advised to self-isolate, schools across England being closed on Friday and businesses doing their best to practice social distancing and minimise contact.

The DWP recently suspended all face-to-face disability benefits assessments, which includes assessments for PIP, ESA and Universal Credit.

To learn more about the Age-Friendly Cities Conference and Exhibition, visit: http://www.agefriendlycities.com/

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