As more and more events face cancellation due to the recent COVID-19 virus outbreak, the Met Gala 2020 has recently announced it will, at least for the time being, carry on as planned.

In a statement obtained by The Cut, it was announced that the Met Gala, which will take place on the first Monday in May, will continue preparations for the annual event despite the growing concerns around coronavirus.

“We are proceeding as planned and look forward to a wonderful evening,” said Nancy Chilton, chief external relations officer of the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She added that, while all current plans for the Louis Vuitton-sponsored event are still on the calendar, “we will of course continue to keep a close eye on the situation.”

There are numerous reasons why the Met might choose to continue with the event as planned despite health concerns. To start, the…

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