Brisbane's Paniyiri Greek Festival announced overnight that it has cancelled the 2020 edition of the beloved cultural event scheduled to take place on May 23 and 24.
"After close consultation with the World Health Organization, Queensland State Government and Queensland Health, the decision has been made to cancel the 2020 event for the safety of everyone involved," said Paniyiri Greek Festival on Facebook.
"We take the health of our community very seriously and are doing all we can to minimise the risk of COVID-19. Unfortunately, this has meant having to cancel our beloved Paniyiri for the first time in 44 years. We share in the disappointment that is being experienced."
Updated 9:46am AEDT on 13 March 2020.
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