Coronavirus has claimed one of Ballarat's biggest events.
The Royal South Street Eisteddfod has cancelled all live competition this year however will be able to offer some solo disciplines remotely.
The cancellation will have a major impact on Ballarat business with the competitions said to inject around $8.5m into the local economy each year.
It's another blow to the Society which suffered a crippling $200,000 loss whilst its main venue, Her Majesty's Theatre, was closed for urgent safety works in 2018 and part of 2019.
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