Paris, Apr 2 (EFE) .- The organizers of Les Eurockéennes, one of the great music festivals of the summer season in France that takes place in Belfort (northeast), announced this Friday the cancellation of the 2020 edition, as already they did for last year, because of the restrictions due to the coronavirus.

In a statement on their website, they explained that the rules that the French Government has set to celebrate festivals this year seem “totally incompatible with the spirit of a lively and exciting event like Les Eurockéennes.”

They pointed out in particular the maximum capacity of 5,000 spectators, which adds to the rule of distancing between the attendees, the obligation that everyone be seated, as well as the absence of indications for now on the possibility of organizing a bar service and restoration.

Les Eurockéennes was scheduled for July 1-4 and the team in charge had proposed that the capacity limit be a percentage of total capacity, rather than a predetermined number.

The restrictions in France are tightened as of this weekend with the extension to the whole country of the confinement rules that already apply to the 19 departments in which there is more epidemic incidence.

The number of infections has been above 50,000 a day in recent days (50,659 were notified on Thursday) and the pressure in hospitals continues to increase, with 28,581 patients admitted and 5,109 in the ucis.

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