Nobel Prize Ceremony Scaled Back Amid COVID Uncertainty


The Nobel Foundation said in a statement on Thursday that prizewinners would receive awards in their home countries rather than attend a banquet in Stockholm, reports DW.

Remote award ceremony

The body said it was making the decision due to uncertainty about the further course of the pandemic and the possibilities for international travel that come with it.

While prizewinners will not be present, a ceremony is to be held for the respective presentations in the scientific categories as well as in literature at Stockholm’s City Hall on Nobel Day, December 10.

Meanwhile, the Norwegian Nobel Committee, which awards the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, is keeping open the possibility of welcoming laureates in person. The prizes for achievement in medicine, physics, chemistry, literature, peace, and economics are to be announced between October 4 to 11.

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Source: DW


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