"We have learned from the press conference of the Berlin Senate on April 21, that according to the Containment Ordinance, all events with more than 5,000 persons will be prohibited until Oct. 24," organisers said in a statement https://www.scc-events.com/en/corporate/events/event-update.html.
"This applies to many of our events, but especially to the Berlin Marathon, which cannot take place on Sept. 26 and 27 as planned.
"We will now deal with the consequences of the official prohibition of our events, coordinate the further steps and inform you as soon as we can."
The London Marathon, which was scheduled to be held on Sunday, has been postponed to Oct. 4 due to the virus, which has infected 2.5 million people globally causing over 172,900 deaths. (Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford )