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12th March, 2020

Book, theatre, tennis events postponed



The 27th Budapest International Book Festival and the Seventh Madách International Theatre Meeting have been postponed to a later date after the cabinet banned indoor events attended by more than 100 people and outdoor events visited by more than 500 people.

The Hungarian Book Publishers and Distributors Association said a detailed information bulletin will be sent out to every exhibitor about a new date for the festival.

The Madách International Theatre Meeting scheduled for April 8 to May 17 is also put off to a later date, the National Theatre announced.

The International Tennis Federation has postponed the Fed Cup playoffs and final, scheduled to take place in Budapest on April 14-29, after the cabinet banned all indoor gatherings of more than 100 people.

Sources regularly consulted, with abbreviations used in text: Népszabadság (N); Magyar Hírlap (MH); Világgazdaság (VG); Napi Gazdaság (NG); Magyar Nemzet (MN); Népszava (Nsz); Kossuth Rádió news (KR); nightly TV news (TV).

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