Grammys Postpone 2021 Awards Due To Covid-19 Fears
The 2021 Grammy Awards ceremony has been postponed indefinitely over fears of the spread of the novel coronavirus
Sources confirm that, though the Organizers of the yearly awards are yet to fix a new date, they are eyeing March as a potential time to hold the event..
The event, initially scheduled for January 31st, was billed to have a limited audience.
Presenters and performers were the only ones who would have being present had the show gone ahead as scheduled.
The presence of an audience was totally ruled out while nominated artists would only have received their awards remotely, akin to the staging of the 2020 Emmys.
Among the 2021 Grammy nominations, Beyoncé led the way with nine nominations.
Dua Lipa, Taylor Swift and Roddy Ricch trailed with six nominations.
Popular Comedian, Trevor Noah, was initially billed to host this year’s award ceremony.
Sources are still unsure whether the comedian will retain his place as host of the annual show.
Noah’s Representatives and the Recording Academy are yet to confirm the speculations.
The state of California, in the United States of America (USA), is one of the states that have experienced a spike in the number of Covid-19 cases.
Statistics reveal that Thanksgiving and the holiday season in particular, contributed to a new 1-day record of 74,000 new cases, on the 4th of January.
Hospitals are often filled to the limit as patients are, most times, subjected to waiting in ambulances for hours, pending when hospital beds become free.
Add to that, the Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services Agency has mandated ambulance crews to ration oxygen.
The agency has also cancelled the transfer of covid-19 patients who have basically no chance of surviving.
To allay citizens’ fears, President-elect, Joe Biden, had, on the Tuesday, 21st of December, 2021, taken a shot of the new Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine on live television.