The delegations of Malta and Romania will not be attending the Opening Ceremony for Eurovision 2021 due to a positive COVID-19 result in their hotel.
The EBU has released a statement explaining that Romania and Malta will not be attending the Opening Ceremony due to positive COVID-19 tests in their hotel:
As a precautionary measure, the delegations from Romania and Malta will now not take part in the Turquoise Carpet event, on Sunday 16 May, following two previously reported positive COVID-19 tests within other delegations staying at the same hotel.
All participating artists received a PCR test yesterday (Saturday 15 May) in preparation for their appearance on the Carpet.
All members of the Maltese and Romanian delegations will also now undergo a further PCR test.
As an extra safety measure all delegations still attending the Carpet will now arrive individually in private transport.
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