Eurovision Song Contest in the Netherlands in doubt over coronavirus fears

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The co-organiser the Eurovision Song Contest, to be held this year in the Dutch city of Rotterdam in May, said it was reviewing its options in light of the coronavirus outbreak.

Dutch broadcaster NPO said Eurovision organisers would follow the advice of health authorities in deciding what form the event, due to be held May 12-16, would take. It declined to discuss what alternatives were being considered.

Health authorities said an 86-year-year old man infected with the virus died in Rotterdam on Friday, the Netherlands’ first known fatality from the epidemic that originated in China and has spread to 85 countries.

The Netherlands reported its first coronavirus infection on Feb. 27. As of Thursday, it had 82 confirmed cases.

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