As the fallout from the Covid-19 outbreak continues worldwide, most, if not all of Ryanair flights will be grounded from next Wednesday.

The airline says a small number of flights will continue, mostly between the UK and Ireland.

From midnight tonight Ryanair will cut its flight schedules by over 80 per cent.

All affected customers will be notified by email.

The Eurovision Song Contest has been cancelled.

It was due to go ahead this May, but travel restrictions and uncertainty forced the decision.

Rotterdam was the host city for this year, it's hoped it can be re-scheduled for 2021.

Locally the Mayo Pink Ribbon cycle for Cancer research, an annual event, has also been postponed.

In a statement to Midwest News today the organisers say that the 2020 event due to take place on May 2nd has been postponed because of the Covid-19 pandemic adding that the health and safety of participants is of paramount importance.

 

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