However the film’s leading lady Liu Yifei looked in good spirits as she walked the red carpet in Leicester Square on Thursday evening.
The actress, 32, who plays the title character, cut a glamorous figure at the event in a black gown that featured a sheer petticoat skirt with a floral detail.
Event: Liu Yifei, 32, looked in good spirits as she walked the red carpet of Disney’s live-action remake of Mulan in Leicester Square on Thursday evening
The garment also featured a deep v-neckline with a frilled collar and a striped detail along the abdomen.
Liu styled her raven locks into a chic updo while she also donned a pair of shimmering earrings.
Sporting a foral necklace, the film star added further glamour to her look with an eye-catching red lip.
It was announced ahead of the event that the London premiere for Disney’s live-action remake of Mulan, was downscaled in response to coronavirus.
Wow: The actress, who plays the title character, cut a glamorous figure at the event in a black gown that featured a sheer petticoat skirt with a floral detail
While the cast of the hotly-anticipated film attended, it was revealed that there would no longer be a big red carpet.
Moments after the premiere, it was announced Disney has decided to push back the release date of Mulan amid the ongoing outbreak.
The film was scheduled for release on March 27, but now the studio does not have a new release date set, according to Deadline.
The number of UK cases of the virus has risen by 130, with a death toll of 10; experts are increasingly bracing for turmoil as the overwhelming majority of the population becomes infected and the country develops ‘herd immunity’.
But chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance said he believed the true number of infections was likely to be 5,000-10,000 already.
He estimated that the UK was four weeks behind the trajectory of the crisis in Italy – which has brought the country to its knees.
Outfit: The garment also featured a deep v-neckline with a frilled collar and a striped detail along the abdomen (pictured with Mulan director Niki Caro)
Glamour: Liu styled her raven locks into a chic updo while she also donned a pair of shimmering earrings
Wow: Sporting a foral necklace, the film star added further glamour to her look with an eye-catching red lip
The deadly coronavirus has infected more than 133,000 worldwide and killed more than 4,900 globally, according to the World Health Organisation. It has also wreaked havoc on the entertainment industry in recent days.
Several musicians have announced that their tour dates across Europe have been pulled, and Coachella music festival has been moved from April to October.
Last week, it was announced that the release of Daniel Craig’s final turn as James Bond, in the movie No Time To Die, has been postponed from April to November.
The film was due to be released on April 2, but Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli have said that ‘after careful consideration and thorough evaluation of the global theatrical marketplace’ it must be delayed.
Premiere: Mulan was joined on the red carpet by Ron Yuan, Niki, Jason Scott Lee and Yoson An
Change: It was announced ahead of the event that the London premiere for Disney’s live-action remake of Mulan, was downscaled in response to coronavirus
Across the globe, the international coronavirus outbreak could lose the film industry as much as £4billion ($5billion), according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Box offices have been taking a hit since Chinese theaters shuttered for the past weeks and now cases throughout the Italy, South Korea, and Japan are only intensifying bottom-line worries.
While £4billion ($5billion) is the current estimate, the number could grow even bigger if the outbreak continues to intensify in the US, where there have been 100 confirmed cases so far.
The outbreak has left over 70,000 Chinese theatres closed for the past several weeks, devastating the world’s second largest movie market.
Downsized: While the cast of the hotly-anticipated film attended, it was revealed that there would no longer be a big red carpet
Over the Chinese New Year holiday from January 24 to February 23, movie ticket sales plunged from 2019’s whopping £1.37billion ($1.76billion) to a paltry £3.2million ($4.2million), according to consultancy group Artisan Gateway.
And theatres are unsure if they will get to open soon, expecting weeks – if not months – more closures.
Countries like Italy, South Korea, and Japan – the world’s fourth largest box office market – are also facing significant numbers of cases, further suppressing film profits.
Disney has also postponed the Chinese premiere of their live-action Mulan adaptation from its March schedule, quite significant as the £155million ($200million) film with all-Asian cast was almost tailor-made for the Chinese market.
Change: Several musicians have announced that their tour dates across Europe have been pulled, and Coachella music festival has been moved from April to October due to the virus
Everything you need to know about coronavirus
By Natalie Rahhal, Acting US Health Editor for DailyMail.com
HOW DANGEROUS IS CORONAVIRUS?
About 14 percent of people who contract the Covid-19 coronavirus are taken to hospital – with severe symptoms including breathing problems and pneumonia. About 5 per cent need intensive care.
But the majority who get the virus suffer nothing more than a cough and may never know they are infected.
So far, some 51,000 people around the world have already recovered from coronavirus – and that just includes the numbers who received a diagnosis.
HOW MANY PEOPLE DIE?
Officially, the death rate so far has been just over three percent. But experts believe the true mortality rate is probably between one and two percent. This is because most mild cases have not been picked up by doctors or reflected in the official numbers – so the death rate is inflated.
HOW DOES THIS COMPARE WITH OTHER DISEASES?
Seasonal flu kills roughly 0.1 percent of people. So Covid-19 is between 10 and 20 times more fatal.
But it is far less dangerous than SARS – the virus that ripped across China in 2003 – which killed 10 percent of patients.
BUT DOESN’T CORONAVIRUS SPREAD MORE EASILY?
Yes, but not dramatically. The best estimates suggest every person with Covid-19 passes it on to 2.6 people, on average. For flu that number is 1.5.
CAN IT BE SPREAD WITHOUT SYMPTOMS?
Initially scientists feared carriers who had no symptoms could pass it on. That is now in doubt.
What is likely, however, is those who have mild symptoms are putting it down to a cold and going about their normal lives – which puts others at risk.
HOW LONG IS IT BEFORE SYMPTOMS APPEAR?
Again, unclear. Initially scientists said this could take up to two weeks.
But recent evidence suggests the incubation period could be as long as a month – particularly among children.
The average, however, is much shorter. A Chinese study said the average period of symptom onset was 5.4 days for adults and 6.5 for children.
WHO IS AT RISK?
The virus can affect anyone – with a study of the first 41 infected people revealing two thirds did not suffer from any pre-existing condition. But the middle-aged are most likely to get it – 78 percent of those infected in China have been aged 30 to 69.
WHAT ABOUT THE OLD?
Only 3 percent of people infected so far have been over 80 – but if they get it they are more vulnerable. Analysis of 72,000 cases in China suggests for over-80s the death rate is 15 percent. For those in their 70s the death rate is 8 percent and for those in their 60s, 4 percent.
WHO ELSE IS VULNERABLE?
Those with other conditions – such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and kidney problems – are likely to suffer severe complications if they become infected.
WHAT ABOUT CHILDREN?
Children seem to be low-risk. Less than 1 percent of the Chinese cases have been under the age of ten – and if children do get the virus it’s often a mild form.
They do, however, retain the virus for longer than adults.
A study last week found the virus was still present in the stools of some children for a month after they contracted it.
DOES GENDER MATTER?
Men are marginally more likely to get the virus than women. It is not clear why this is.
HOW DO DOCTORS TEST FOR COVID-19?
Anyone who has symptoms –particularly if they have travelled to an at-risk area – are told to call ahead to their health care provider, local emergency department or clinics.
This way, health care providers can be prepared, wearing masks, gloves and other personal protective equipment when they meet the possible patient and escort them to isolated areas of the facility.
They are tested using a cheek swab which is sent off for analysis at one of 12 Public Health England labs, a process that takes between 24 and 48 hours. Any positive test is double-checked at the main PHE lab in Colindale.
WHAT TREATMENT DO PATIENTS GET?
There is little doctors can do to tackle the virus, but they can treat the symptoms – such as fever and respiratory problems. Antivirals and antibiotics are also used, mainly to keep secondary problems at bay.
In the most serious cases patients are put on life-support equipment.
There are several clinical trials for potential coronavirus treatments ongoing worldwide, including one in Nebraska, where at least 13 patients are in quarantine, including two in biocontainment units.
WHAT ABOUT A VACCINE?
Even though the Wuhan virus appeared only a few weeks ago, 20 teams around the world are already manufacturing vaccines.
Chinese authorities provided the DNA code for the virus early on in the outbreak, enabling scientists to get to work straight away.
At least 30 companies and research institutions in the US are racing to make a vaccine.
Last week, one of these companies, Moderna, shipped its candidate vaccine to the US, signalling the shot was ready to begin clinical trials.
Even so, US health authorities say it will likely be upwards of a year before a vaccine is actually ready.
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