The COVID-19 outbreak has forced several prestigious and popular events to be either postponed or cancelled. The latest one being the Cannes International Film Festival.

The festival broke the news via its Twitter page, saying that the festival won’t be rolling out the red carpets this year because of the growing fears over the COVID-19 pandemic. The Cannes Film Festival has never been postponed before and this marks the first time such a decision has been made. However, the festival has been cancelled before during the second World War.

“Due to the health crisis and the development of the French and international situation, the Festival de Cannes will no longer be able to take place on the dates planned, from May 12 to 23,” the festival’s official account tweeted.

Festival organisers are looking to hopefully reschedule the festival to take place in June, according to The Hollywood Reporter.