Iceland will not attend the opening ceremony after a member of the delegation tests positive for Covid-19

The EBU have just sent out an email stating the following:

During a routine test on Sunday 16 May, a member of the Icelandic delegation tested positive for COVID-19.

In accordance with our strict health and safety protocol this person has now gone into isolation and as a precautionary measure, the other members of their delegation will also now undergo a PCR test and self-isolate.

Unfortunately, this means that the Icelandic delegation will now not attend the Turquoise Carpet event in person this afternoon (Sunday 16 May).

We will have further updates in due course and send our best wishes to the whole delegation.

We have no further information at this point, but after receiving the same news regarding the Polish delegation yesterday, there must be concerns that this will not be the last news of this type that we receive.

We wish everyone in Rotterdam a safe event.

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