MADRID (Reuters) – The mayor of the southern Spanish city of Seville said on Saturday Holy Week processions would be canceled because of the coronavirus outbreak.

“I want to communicate the most difficult decision I have taken in my five years as mayor, the suspension of the Holy Week processions 2020,” Seville mayor Juan Espadas Cejas wrote on Twitter.

Reporting by Jessica Jones and Belen Carreno; Editing by Kirsten Donovan