Caribbean 360 is reporting that the National Carnival Commission (NCC) may postpone Carnival celebrations in 2015 due to fears associated with the Ebola virus that has claimed the lives of thousands of people mainly in West Africa.
NCC chairman Alison Demas said the threat of an Ebola outbreak is becoming more real, daily, and that Carnival, scheduled for February 16-17, may be postponed over concerns about the Ebola virus.
Carnival attracts thousands of international visitors which is stoking the fears. The author reports:
“We are reminded of what happened years ago with the polio epidemic when Carnival had to be postponed. It is a bit premature to say but clearly this is something that maybe necessary because of course we would not want Carnival to be an avenue for our population and our visitors being affected by the deadly Ebola epidemic,” says Demas.
Trinidad without Carnival?
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