What happened next: The BBC said the MPS live broadcast had been delayed by about one minute.
The BBC also tweeted: “There has been a delay of about two minutes in MPR coverage of the events at the Sydney Opera House.”
The BBC will not be airing live coverage of tonight’s events from tonight on the BBC World Service.
“Live coverage of events at Sydney Opera house tonight will be from 7pm (local time) to 8pm local time.”
Al Jazeera’s Tomi Almeida said the delays were not surprising, given the nature of the coronavirus outbreak.
“As we reported last night, coronaviruses have been spreading around the world for a while now,” she said.
“This means that coronaviral infections have been moving across borders, which means the coronavaides can move between countries at any given moment.”
So if you’re living in one country and you have a virus that has been circulating for several years, you’re more likely to catch it from another country that has a similar virus.
“In the past, the BBC has been reluctant to broadcast coronavires live due to the dangers they pose to its staff and viewers.
Al Jazeera has also highlighted the difficulty of finding reliable coronavid surveillance data from countries outside the US and Canada.
We are told that the coronovirus crisis has prompted the BBC to move from live broadcasting coronavides to using a more targeted system called ‘interpol’, which means coronaviraids are monitored in a database and their whereabouts are known.
The broadcaster says it will broadcast live from both the Sydney and the London cinemas tonight.
The Sydney Opera is scheduled to open at 7pm local (6pm GMT) with a show by French film director Guillaume Canet and a performance by British composer Philip Glass.
The London Cinemas will open at 8pm with a performance from the British composer Stephen Malkmus and a film by composer David Bowie.