Given the news of the last few hours with the confirmation of the first two cases with CoronaVirus (COVID-19) in Albania, the Ministry of Health and Social Protection announces that all public or non-public activities, gatherings, conferences, concerts, rallies, public hearings by April 3rd should be canceled. These measures are taken by the relevant authorities to limit the spread of COVID-19 to the wider population. That being said, at Open Labs all activities planned for March inside and outside of Open Labs will be canceled. Failure to comply with this order is punishable under the Infectious Disease Prevention Act.
The Hackathon is officially cancelled while OSCAL and the openSUSE Summit will be postponed to fall 2020 considering the situation of the virus spreading locally in Albania. In any case, the health of the participants and their relatives remains a priority, and we will remain faithful to the decisions and orders of the government authorities that are managing the spread of COVID-19.