The Nobel Prize award ceremony for 2020 will be held online due to coVID-19

Stockholm, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) — Fu Yiming Due to the coVID-19 outbreak, the Nobel Prize award ceremony will no longer be held in December this year, but will be held online instead, lars Heikkenstein, CEO of the Nobel Foundation, said Tuesday.

The Nobel Foundation has decided to cancel the award ceremony due to the global spread of coVID-19, He said in an interview with Swedish television. The winners will not be invited to Stockholm as usual, but will receive the relevant awards in their respective countries.

This year’s winners will be awarded Nobel MEDALS and certificates at the Swedish embassy in the country concerned or at the university where they are doing their research, and the ceremony will be broadcast live online from Stockholm’s city hall, Heikkenstein said.

The Nobel Foundation announced in July that it would announce the list of Nobel prizes in October as usual, but due to the outbreak, the annual Nobel Prize award dinner will not be held in December.

The Annual Nobel Prize ceremony is held on December 10, the anniversary of the death of Swedish chemist and inventor Nobel. Traditionally, the laureates travel to Stockholm to attend the ceremony and dinner, as well as lectures and concerts. (after)