Avignon Theater Festival cancelled due to Covid-19
Paris, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) The organizers of the Avignon Theater Festival announced the cancellation of the event due to the situation created by the Covid-19 pandemic and the measures announced by President Emmanuel Macron on Monday night.
'Conditions do not exist to hold the 74th edition,' Festival Director Olivier Py and Delegate Paul Rondin said in a communiqué, adding that they have taken note of the president's statements.
In his speech, Macron extended the general confinement until May 11 and noted that big festivals and events attended by big crowds will be prohibited until mid-July.
Py and Rondin noted that the health crisis has broken the hope of holding the Avignon event.
Our duty under the current circumstances is to plan the future of the festival, they underlined.
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