FIDE Candidates Tournament is starting in two days, amid the thickening Coronavirus scare, but preparations are underway.
The opening ceremony, which will coincide with the Ural governor’s birthday, is to take place in the massive Expo center in Yekaterinburg. FIDE and local authorities plan to reduce the attendance of the event in line with the recent health recommendations.
Below are photos from the venue. This page will be updated.