Nobel prizes to be given in winners' home nations

The foundation that organizes the Nobel Prize program says the 2021 laureates will receive their medals and diplomas in their home countries for a second year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Nobel Foundation announced the decision on Thursday, citing uncertainty about international travel restrictions due to the pandemic.

Last year's winners received their medals and diplomas at embassies, universities, and other places in their own countries. The ceremonies were shown to the public online. The main awarding ceremony normally takes place in the Swedish capital of Stockholm in December.

This year's ceremony at the Stockholm City office will be webcast and attended by local officials if the situation permits.

The foundation added that a decision on the peace prize, for which a ceremony is usually held in Oslo, Norway, would be made by mid-October.

This year's laureates will be announced starting October 4.