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COVID-19: Los Angeles coronavirus surge sees Grammys postponed

The Grammys has been delayed because of a surge in COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles.

Dubbed the biggest night in music, it had been due to take place on 31 January, but a new date of 14 March has now been set.

The Recording Academy, the body which oversees the Grammys, said the raging pandemic in Southern California meant a postponement was “the right thing to do”.

In a joint statement, the Recording Academy and CBS said: “After thoughtful conversations with health experts, our host and artists scheduled to appear, we are rescheduling the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards to be broadcast Sunday, 14 March, 2021.

“The deteriorating COVID situation in Los Angeles, with hospital services being overwhelmed, ICUs having reached capacity, and new guidance from state and local governments have all led us to conclude that postponing our show was the right thing to do. Read from source….