The famous Music & Arts Festival, Coachella is set to begin on Friday, April 10, the festival’s producers are considering canceling the event due to the pandemonium surrounding the coronavirus, despite the major lineup which was set to include major artists such as Frank Ocean, Big Sean, Roddy Ricch, and DaBaby.
Last week, Los Angeles County declared a state of emergency after six new cases of the virus were confirmed in less than 24 hours. Now, Riverside County, where the festival is held, has reportedly confirmed its first case of the coronavirus making the Coachella planners question whether or not if they should continue to go through with the highly-popularized event, according to TMZ.
Riverside County public health officer Dr. Cameron revealed that a resident in the city tested positive for the coronavirus and is currently being quarantined at the Eisenhower Medical Center, located 25 minutes away from the festival site in Indio, CA.
In the coming weeks, Riverside County’s public health officials will make a decision on whether or not to cancel the world-renowned Coachella festival.