The organisers of Israel Calling have announced that the preview event has been cancelled due to coronavirus.
Israel Calling joins the Eurovision Spain Pre-Party in announcing today that it has been cancelled due to coronavirus. The organisers of Israel Calling had been in the midst of planning the event which was last held in 2018 before Netta’s victory in Lisbon. The statement reads:
It is with a heavy heart that we must cancel the 2020 edition of Israel Calling.
In recent months the team at Israel Calling has been planning our most ambitious edition yet. Unfortunately, the rapid spread
of the coronavirus across Europe and the world has forced us to rethink our plans — just as we were preparing to reveal them. We have already notified delegations of this most difficult decision.
The health and safety of visitors is always our top priority. The uncertainty of this worldwide pandemic won’t allow us to guarantee our guests’ well-being.
We, like all events in Israel and all over the world, are subject to the regulations of our government. In recent days Israel has banned indoor and outdoor events of over 100 people and severely restricted flights. This is as the number of cases of Covid-19 continues to rise significantly.
Music can help people get through difficult times. We hope that in the coming weeks and months your days will be filled with it, and that all of us will stay healthy and happy.
Israel Calling looks forward to welcoming you to its next edition ahead of Eurovision 2021.
Source: Israel Calling