'Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway' is the second movie to get a postponed release due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus.

James Bond movie 'No Time to Die' was the first movie to be affected.

Its release date was moved from April 10th to November 12th.

The 'Peter Rabbit' sequel was due to hit cinemas in just a matter of weeks on March 27th. It will now hit cinemas this summer, on August 7th.

The coronavirus is affecting the movie industry in various ways; last weekend indie festival SXSW was cancelled over fears surrounding the virus.

Upcoming major movie releases that could take a hit include 'Mulan', which is set to be released March 27th, 'A Quiet Place Part II', which arrives in cinemas March 20th, and 'The New Mutants', which is in cinemas from April 8th.

Omniplex Cinemas announced yesterday that after a thorough risk assessment and analysis of the global cinema market, they will implement ‘In-Cinema Seat Separation’ as part of their measures to encourage effective Social Distancing in cinemas.

The In-Cinema Seat Separation will see every second cinema seat be unoccupied in a checkerboard pattern.

Self-scanning of tickets, increased cleaning regimes and hand sanitising stations in every cinema foyer are also being implemented.