The latest James Bond movie, No Time To Die‘s publicity tour of China has been cancelled over fears of the deadly coronavirus.
No Time to Die was to have a star-studded premiere in Beijing in April featuring Daniel Craig, who is making his final appearance as 007, Mail Online reported.
Craig and the cast will not attend the Beijing screening or the subsequent publicity tour of China, which have been halted because of uncertainty surrounding the evolution of the epidemic.
The death toll in coronavirus in China soared to over 1,600 on Sunday.
Around 70,000 cinemas across China have been closed while more than 50 million people remain on lock down to contain the contagion.
There is currently little clarity on when business may return to normal.
Cary Joji Fukunaga directs No Time To Die, in which 007 has left active service.
However, his peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter (Jeffrey Wright) coaxes him out of retirement for the fight against a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.
Starring with Craig are Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris and Léa Seydoux. Joining the fray are Rami Malek as villain Safin, Ana de Armas as Paloma, and Christoph Waltz as iconic Bond villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld.
The release date in North America is April 10, via MGM’s United Artists Releasing banner, with Universal Pictures International launching in the UK and a select international territories on April 2.