Said Kasmi, the Minister of Tourism, stated that the organization of the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest is going to continue according to the original plan, and that there are no plans to cancel the event. He added that the situation around the Coronavirus changes on a daily basis, but that the organization shouldn’t be affected. The EBU has also made a statement on their official website confirming the news.
The EBU made the following statement:
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.
Mr. Said Kasmi also added that there should be an examination in mid-April about the entire situation, and that the final decision should be made then.
The two semi finals of Eurovision 2020 are set to take place on the 12th and the 14th of May, whilst the Grand Final will take place on the 16th of May. All three shows will be held in the Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam.