The organization of the 6th edition of Encontros do DeVIR announced the cancellation of the entire festival, after the first dates of the program were canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic weeks ago.
"After the cancellation of the first dates, we hereby inform you that all activities in the 6th edition of this festival have been suspended taking into account the current state of emergency", announced the Center for Performing Arts of the Algarve (CAPa).
This year's program, which was initially scheduled to run from March 13 to May 30, in several rooms in the municipalities of Faro, Lagos and Loulé, will be presented on another date, to be announced.
The Covid-19 pandemic has already infected around 401,000 people in more than 190 countries and regions, causing more than 17,500 deaths.
In Portugal, the Directorate-General for Health registered, until 11:59 pm on Monday, 2,362 cases of infection (46 in the Algarve) and 33 deaths (one in the Algarve region).