Nobel Banquet Cancelled For First Time Since 1956 Over Coronavirus: Report: The Nobel banquet usually attracts round 1,300 company (File)

Nobel Banquet Cancelled For First Time Since 1956 Over Coronavirus: Report

Fears over the coronavirus will see the Nobel prize banquet cancelled for the primary time in over half a century, Swedish day by day Dagens Nyheter reported on Tuesday.

Nobel Prize winners for 2020 will probably be introduced however the banquet, which is at all times held on December 10 and usually attracts round 1,300 company, won’t go forward.

“There are two issues. You can’t collect that many individuals subsequent to one another. And it’s unsure whether or not individuals can journey to Sweden to the extent they need,” Nobel Basis Chairman Lars Heikensten instructed Dagens Nyheter.

The final time the banquet was cancelled was in 1956, in protest on the Soviet Union’s invasion of Hungary. It was additionally cancelled throughout World Struggle One and Two.

The Nobel basis was not instantly accessible for remark.

The prizes for achievements in science, literature and peace had been created and funded within the will of Swedish dynamite inventor and businessman Alfred Nobel and have been awarded since 1901.

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