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December Nobel Prize Banquet in Sweden Canceled

December Nobel Prize Banquet in Sweden Canceled


STOCKHOLM — The Nobel Basis, which manages the celebrated Nobel Prizes, says it has canceled the standard December banquet on the Stockholm Metropolis Corridor because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Lars Heikensten, CEO of the Nobel Basis, stated it’s not potential to assemble as much as 1,300 banquet friends and allow them to sit subsequent to one another amid the present COVID-19 restrictions. He stated the pandemic additionally makes it unsure whether or not prize winners can journey to Sweden.

The Nobel Prizes are introduced in October however the festivities in December will likely be severely restricted because of the pandemic. The inspiration stated it was not utterly clear but how and in what type the award ceremonies will happen.

The Nobel Peace Prize is introduced in Oslo, Norway, whereas the others are awarded in Stockholm.

Heikensten stated in an announcement: “Nobel Week won’t be as ordinary because of the present pandemic. It is a very particular yr when everybody has to make sacrifices and adapt to utterly new circumstances however we can pay totally different consideration to the prize winners, their discoveries and works.”