This afternoon, the European Broadcasting Union has released an official statement regarding the preparation for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest 2020 due to be held on 12th, 14th and 16th May in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
“Work on Eurovision 2020 continues”
As published on eurovision.tv, here is the full statement:
The EBU is closely monitoring the situation concerning the spread of the coronavirus and keeping abreast of the latest advice and guidelines from the WHO and national health authorities.
We are working closely with Dutch Host Broadcasters NPO, NOS and AVROTROS and the City of Rotterdam to explore different potential scenarios for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020.
However, with 2 months to go until the 3 live shows on 12, 14 and 16 May, and a rapidly changing situation both in the Netherlands and the countries of the participating broadcasters, it is still too early to make any final decisions.
With this in mind, we’re continuing to work together as a team on preparations to host the 65th Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam.EBU (13 March 2020)
In sync with Rotterdam
The EBU’s commitment to pressing ahead with preparations for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 is in line with comments made by some members of the Rotterdam City Council. For more details on their thoughts, read our previous article below:
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