Due to corona, Nobel Peace Prize winner will not visit Oslo in December for award ceremony

David BeasleyPhoto: AP Photo / Sam Mednick
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The director of the World Food Program David Beasley will not be coming to Oslo in December to receive the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the organization.

Due to the serious infection situation in Oslo, the Norwegian Nobel Committee and the director of the World Food Program, David Beasley, agreed to postpone his planned visit to Oslo in December to receive the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the organization.

The Nobel Committee announced the news on Wednesday.

“With the current infection control rules in the capital, it will in practice not be possible to carry out the award ceremony and other parts of the award winner’s traditional program in a reasonable and dignified manner. 

“We are now considering various possibilities for holding a digital award ceremony,” the Committee’s report stated.

The Nobel Committee believes that Beasley will be able to give his Nobel lecture at Oslo City Hall next year, somewhat depending on how the pandemic develops.

“It should also be possible to hold a Nobel banquet in honor of the World Food Program then. This year’s banquet has, as previously announced, been canceled,” the Nobel Committee stated in its report.

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