Risk for infection with the coronavirus have been the people behind the Hjallerup Market to cancel the event this year.

The popular horse – and kræmmermarked Hjallerup Market is cancelled this year. It informs the market in a press release.

We estimate that the risk of infection with corona would not be justifiable to gather as many people in the beginning of June.

– Although right now not a real ban from the authorities to hold such a market, we would risk that in market-days would come an outright ban, says markedsformand Keld Nielsen for the newspaper Nordjyske.

this event has been held annually since 1744, and it is to him familiar the first time that it is cancelled.

However, it was in 1982 postponed a period of time because of the risk of foot – and-mouth disease, but there would be no postponement this time.

the Market attracts annually more than 200,000 visitors and was due to be held from the 5.-7. June in the year in Hjallerup in Vendsyssel, informs the market on its website.

But in order not to risk to spread the coronavirus further in the population has the ten members, which sits in the Hjallerup market committee, decided to drop it this year.

In the market there is space for over 500 kræmmerboder, and guests of the market can also experience live music and less rides.

the Decision to cancel comes just a day after the government reported that the extension of the scheme, which will help the organizers who stand to lose money as a result of the cancellations, in connection with the coronavirus.

the Scheme was to expire in april, but it is extended until 9. June. Thus the large market seek compensation for the economic loss which it may have suffered because of the cancellation.