(Yicai Global) Jan. 25 -- Shanghai will cancel marriage registration service on February 2 due to the new novel coronavirus-caused pneumonia, the Shanghai Civil Affairs Bureau announced today.
February 2, 2020, written as 20200202 on calendar, is regarded by many newlyweds as an auspicious date. In response to the increasing demands, the civil affairs authority decided earlier in January to offer the registration service in all 17 marriage registration offices despite the date is a Sunday.
To prevent and control the spread of the new coronavirus pneumonia, the bureau decided to cancel the Feb 2 service.
"With love in the heart, every day is a good day," according to the bureau's announcement.