Cancelan world press photo por coronavirus

CIUDAD DE MÉXICO.— Hoy es un día triste para la comunidad del fotoperiodismo, pues la fundación del World Press Photo acaba de anunciar, este jueves, la cancelación de la entrega de los premios del concurso de fotoperiodismo, prevista para el 16 de abril, a manera de prevención por la propagación del coronavirus en el mundo.

Por medio de un comunicado, la fundación, con sede en Ámsterdam,  lamentó anunciar que quedan cancelados tanto la ceremonia de entrega de los premios como el festival del World Press Photo, que se celebra en los días posteriores.

Esto luego de que, según información de las autoridades sanitarias de Holanda, en las últimas 24 horas se detectaron 111 nuevos casos de Covid-19, sumando ya 614 contagios, incluidos cinco fallecidos.

“Estamos ya en un nivel muy avanzado en la planificación de estos eventos y detenerlos no es una decisión fácil. El distanciamiento social es la forma en la que se gestiona el riesgo del coronavirus y no podemos celebrar eventos en los que traer a invitados internacionales a unirse a participantes locales en una reunión masiva”.


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