Non-running of the bulls: San Fermín festival suspended over Covid-19


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The festival of San Fermín, which for centuries has unleashed half-tonne fighting bulls into the narrow streets of Pamplona, has been suspended indefinitely as Spain battles one of the world’s deadliest outbreaks of Covid-19.

“As expected as it was, it still leaves us deeply sad,” said Ana Elizalde, the acting mayor of Pamplona. “As of today, it seems unlikely that the festival will be celebrated this year, but let’s wait and see how the events evolve.”

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