The Government expresses its thanks for understanding in the face of the cancelled Basel Fasnacht Carnival
The Government expresses its thanks to all those affected for their understanding attitude to the cancellation of the Fasnacht Carnival. It is also very grateful to the staff of the cantonal administration and the University Hospital of Basel for their hard work and dedication in relation to the coronavirus. The Government will continue to take all necessary and feasible steps to stem the spread of the coronavirus as much as possible.
The unavoidable cancellation of the Basel Fasnacht Carnival last Friday in connection with the spread of the coronavirus directly or indirectly affected thousands of people in the Canton of Basel-Stadt and the region as a whole. The cancellation obviously primarily affected people actively planning to attend the Fasnacht Carnival, and the restaurant trade including suppliers. However, it also had an impact on various private businesses and cantonal departments whose precautions in view of the Fasnacht Carnival turned out to be in vain or who – like the Cantonal Police – were suddenly faced with new challenges regarding the cancelled event that they overcame with tact and sensitivity.
The Government would like to thank all those affected for their understanding attitude to the cancellation of the 2020 Fasnacht Carnival. The population fully understood and supported the decision. The large amount of positive feedback and the further development of the spread of the coronavirus strengthened the government’s view that the decision, based on Federal Government guidelines, was the right one.
The Government will continue to take all necessary and feasible steps to stem the spread of the coronavirus as much as possible. This is also facilitated by the hard work and dedication of the many staff in the cantonal administration and the University Hospital of Basel, and the Government also expresses its sincere gratitude to them.