Formula 1-the song contest in Monaco is canceled in 2020. This is the first time since 1954 that the song contest is not being run.

It informs the organiser behind the traditional road races, the Automobile Club de Monaco.

– Under no circumstances may the course be arranged later in the year, writes the organizer in a press release.

the Reason for the cancellation of the 78. edition of the race due to the outbreak of coronavirus, which also hit Monaco.

Earlier Thursday, it emerged that the 62-year-old prince Albert II, has tested positive for the coronavirus. It announced the palace in the small principality.

the Monarch has appealed to his countrymen to limit contact with other people to a minimum in order to get to grips with the coronasmitten.

In Monaco, which has about 31.000 inhabitants, as in France, Italy and Spain, curfew, writes dpa.

in addition to the song contest in Monaco was in Formula 1-the song contest in Australia also cancelled earlier in march.

Formula 1-the season should be started in Australia, but the organizers chose to cancel the event, as an employee of McLaren team was found to be contaminated with the coronavirus.

in Addition, a number of races postponed to later in the year. It is about the races in Bahrain, China, Vietnam, the Netherlands and Spain.

Earlier Thursday announced the Formula 1, the Monaco Grand Prix, was exposed. But now it is completely cancelled. It was to be settled 24. may.

As a consequence of the uncertain situation has Formula 1 been the traditional summer break to march and april to free up more space in the calendar later in the year.

the Formula 1 season comes earliest in time 7. June, when running the contest in Baku in Azerbaijan.