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Cambridge Science Festival cancelled over coronavirus risk




Organisers for Cambridge Science Festival have announced this morning (Friday, March 13) that they have cancelled the remainder of the programme to avoid inadvertently exposing visitors and staff to the risk of coronavirus.

Cambridge Science Festival cancel remainder of programme over coronavirus risk
Cambridge Science Festival cancel remainder of programme over coronavirus risk

The festival, which is run by the University of Cambridge, attracts thousands of visitors from across the region and nationally.

A statement released by organisers today says: “Cambridge Science Festival has decided with great reluctance to cancel the remainder of its scheduled programme. We came to this extremely difficult decision after thinking long and hard about the welfare of our visitors and our staff. Their health and safety must come above all else and we do not want inadvertently to expose them to the risk of coronavirus.

“We realise the cancellation will be a disappointment to our thousands of loyal supporters, and we sincerely apologise, but we feel it is the right decision in the circumstances.”

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