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Global businesses start to shun Japan over growing outbreak

Prada delays show while Indian companies refuse trips from Japanese partners

GENEVA -- Multinational companies are avoiding travel to and from Japan over fears the country could be the next hot spot in the  coronavirus outbreak.

Luxury fashion house Prada has postponed its first-ever fashion show in Japan scheduled for May 21. "This decision was made as a precautionary measure as well as an act of responsibility and respect for all the people working on and planning to attend" the show, the Italian brand said Tuesday.

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