With the spread of Omicron throughout India, a slew of fashion and jewellery trade shows and events have announced that they are postponed, just as many event businesses have only recently resumed their event schedules.
Many jewellery fairs, both consumer and business-to-business, were scheduled for January and February in preparation for the forthcoming wedding season, when fine jewellery is generally in high demand. However, due to Covid-19 worries, events such as the Jewellery Show of India, which was planned to take place in Bengaluru from January 14 to 16, have been postponed.
Due to safety concerns, some events have elected to postpone their forthcoming editions, while others have been forced to do so due to local rules. A weekend and evening curfew in Delhi implies that any weekend or evening gatherings are immediately postponed, and similar laws exist in other states, as well as limits on the amount of people who can gather in one spot.
The organisers of the Home and Personal Care Ingredients Exhibition and Conference, which was scheduled for January 27 to 28, recently announced that it has been postponed owing to the pandemic for safety considerations. The Cosmohome Tech Expo, which was slated to take place in Mumbai from February 3 to 4, has also been postponed.