The government of the Russian Federation announced that starting March 27, 2020, FIDE has decided to postpone the Candidates tournament. FIDE can not continue the tournament without guarantees for the players' and officials' safe and timely return home. In this situation, the FIDE President decided to stop the tournament. It will be continued later, with the exact dates to be announced as soon, as the global situation related to the COVID-19 pandemic will allow. For more information, please visit the FIDE website for the official statement.