Mr Gay World (Photo: Channel24)
Mr Gay World 2020 has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
In a statement to the press, Mr Eric Butter, president of the Mr Gay World competition, said, "We have been following global health organisations, reputable media sources and also national health departments worldwide before making this decision."
Managing director of Els Event Architects, Johann Els, the appointed events & production company of this year's Mr Gay World, added, "We have agreed that it would be best to postpone this event to a more suitable date so that we may have a fuller representation from all countries involved."
"With many member countries in lockdown and most governments banning or in the process of banning events and gatherings of people, we have had to take the unfortunate decision to rather postpone the event to a later date for the safety of our members, delegates, their friends and families and also to do our part in stopping the spread of the coronavirus," the statement continued.