According to The Associated Press, the city of Pamplona said Tuesday that it won't hold the annual San Fermin festival, known for its "running of the bulls," this summer. The event originally had been scheduled for July.
"No matter how expected it was, it does not stop us all from feeling sad," the city's acting mayor, Ana Elizalde, said in a statement on the city's website. Mayor Enrique Maya recently tested positive for COVID-19, the AP reported.
El Ayuntamiento de Pamplona suspende la celebración de las fiestas de San Fermín en julio de 2020— Ayuntamiento de Pamplona (@Pamplona_ayto) April 21, 2020
Pero recuerda que, ⠀
en cuanto podamos…⠀#LosViviremos
🔻 #SanFermines 🔻 pic.twitter.com/bA9f4k2JvZ
The news came the same day that officials called off another well-known European festival. Authorities in Munich, Germany, canceled this year's Oktoberfest, originally slated for Sept. 19 to Oct. 4.
As of Tuesday morning, Spain had reported at least 204,178 confirmed coronavirus cases and 21,282 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.
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