Public Health Scotland (PHS) has announced that around 2,000 Scots have contracted COVID-19 while gathering to watch a Euro football match.
In detail, 1,991 people have tested positive. Three quarters are between 20 and 39 years old, and 90% of them are male. Many have been infected in fanzones, at other bars or in informal gatherings with friends.
But according to Public Health Scotland, two-thirds of cases are from people who traveled to London for the England-Scotland match last week. Due to health restrictions, only 2,600 tickets were available for sale, but tens of thousands of Scots still traveled to the capital to support their team.
Large rallies were also held in the city centre, such as in Leicester Square, where fans were moved by police at half-time. However, some cases were seen after the rally in Glasgow Fanzone.
300 Infected Fins Fin
Scotland is not an isolated case. If in France we do not know the effect of the euro on the number of contaminants, other countries see their supporters as contaminated with COVID-19. For example, about 300 Finns tested positive on 29 June upon their return from a match in St. Petersburg (Russia).
The situation worries the World Health Organization (WHO). Without citing any country in particular, he urged the organizers of the euro to be cautious. A call was heard for some time: Wembley Stadium in London announced plans to increase its gauge for the semi-finals to 60,000 spectators, up from 45,000 the previous week.
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