Perhaps it was stopped temporarily - for the weekend!
We really need UK J.W.'s with friends who are working on-site, to spill the beans - but I've still got the recording of Debbie's saddened voice telling me that it was true, that the instructions came from the G.B. but she felt sure that congregations would receive information soon!
p.s. The local press has been told that the work is continuing as normal!