Eurovision reviewing options amid virus

Eurovision usually attracts a live audience of tens of thousands and a TV one of almost 200 million.
Eurovision usually attracts a live audience of tens of thousands and a TV one of almost 200 million.

A co-organiser of this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam is reviewing its options in light of the coronavirus outbreak.

A spokesman for Dutch broadcaster NPO said on Friday that organisers would follow the advice of health authorities in deciding what form the event, due to be held on May 12-16, would take.

Eurovision usually attracts a live audience of tens of thousands and a TV one of close to 200 million.

Public gatherings have so far not been restricted in the Netherlands. Vormer gave no details of what alternative plans might be.

Australian Associated Press