A number of events in Banja Luka, which were supposed to take place during the spring and summer - including traditional event ‘Summer on the Vrbas River’ - have been cancelled due to coronavirus epidemic.  

However, the Banja Luka Dayak Club announced that traditional boat race would take place on the last weekend of July, except in the case of drastic deterioration of epidemiological situation.

The race used to be organized in cooperation with the Banja Luka Tourist Organization (TOBL), as a part of the ‘Summer on the Vrbas River’ event.

Representative of the Banja Luka Dayak Club Dragan Babic said that they have already discussed the issue with the Office of the Mayor of Banja Luka and asked for instructions on how to behave.

As for other activities of the Club, Babic said that it was still uncertain whether they would organize any. He explained that Dayak school would most likely not be organized, in order to minimize the contact between coaches and students, but trainings for people who already know how to navigate boats would be held.

Cultural events in the region of Semberija were also either cancelled or postponed. Due to the fact that cultural institutions lost their main source of income, the City Administration of Bijeljina promised it would financially assist them in months to come.