OVIEDO, Spain

Spain’s massive San Fermin bull run festival has been cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pamplona City Council announced on Tuesday.

The festival, propelled to international fame by the likes of Ernest Hemingway, attracts around 1.45 million visitors to the city of Pamplona every year in July.

“The San Fermin festival cannot be an exception. Like the rest of global and national events, it will be suspended. Until we have a vaccine, this is how it will have to be,” Ana Elizalde, the acting mayor of Pamplona, said in a statement.

“This is not the

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