Eurovision 2020 cancelled due to Covid-19 fears

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Michaela O'Dea

Eurovision 2020 cancelled due to Covid-19 fears

The Eurovision Song Contest becomes the latest international event to be cancelled due to Covid-19.

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Scheduled to run in May of this year, the European Broadcasting Union has stated that " uncertainty created by the spread of Covid-19 throughout Europe – and the restrictions put in place governments of the participating broadcasters and the Dutch authorities – means the European Broadcasting Union has taken the difficult decision that it is impossible to continue with the live event as planned."

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The contest has been running for 64 years and has approximately 52 countries compete every year with over 204 million people watching the show in 2016.