Eurovision Song Contest cancelled for 2020 over Coronavirus

Organisers of the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest have announced that the event has been cancelled amid the coronavirus outbreak, writes The Independent . 

An official statement posted from the Eurovision Twitter account read: “It is with deep regret that we have to announce the cancellation of the Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdamn. 

“Over the past few weeks we have explored many alternative options to allow the Eurovision Song Contest to go ahead. 

“However, the uncertainty created by the spread of COVID-19 throughout Europe – and the restrictions put in place by the governments of the participating broadcasters and the Dutch authorities – means the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has taken the difficult decision that it is impossible to continue with the live event as planned.” 

The event’s executive supervisor, Jon Ola Sand, added: “We are very proud of the Eurovision Song Contest, that for 64 years has united people all around Europe.
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