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Basel-Fasnacht cancelled

National News // March 2, 2020

The world-famous Basel-Fasnacht has been cancelled – but there are hopes it can be rescheduled.

Pixabay Basel-Fasnacht cancelled

The carnival can’t go ahead due to the government’s ban on gatherings of more than 1,000 people.

But a petition has been launched to find another date. So far more than 5,000 have signed.

It’s not the first time a virus as stopped the show. 100 years ago, the Spanish flu outbreak also led to cancellation – but it was held later in the year.

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