OPEC limits delegates, bans press from Vienna HQ for meeting

FILE PHOTO: The logo of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) on a flag at the oil producer group's headquarters in Vienna, Austria, December 7, 2018. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger/File Photo

LONDON (Reuters) - OPEC said on Tuesday it was limiting the number of OPEC and non-OPEC delegates attending the producer organisation’s policy meeting on March 5 and 6 to a bare minimum, in light of the coronavirus outbreak.

The group also said in a statement that members of press would not be allowed to enter the OPEC secretariat building in Vienna for the meeting.

“This precautionary measure has become necessary due to the public health risk that would come from convening such a vast number of people in one place,” OPEC said.

Reporting by OPEC Team; editing by David Evans