Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles. “Any person with COVID-19 compatible symptoms should not attend match or post-match events, irrespective of their vaccination status,” it added, urging authorities to provide testing close to stadiums. Source
The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control estimates about half a million spectators will attend. Budapest aims for full capacity while Saint Petersburg and Baku will have 50%. Amsterdam, Bucharest, Copenhagen, Glasgow, Rome and Seville will use between 25% and 45% of capacity, while Munich will use a minimum 22% capacity and London’s Wembley – which hosts the final – a minimum 25% for the initial games.
“Should mass gathering events such as the UEFA European Football Championship take place in the absence of sufficient mitigation measures, the risk of local and pan-European transmission risk of COVID-19, including the spread of variants of concern, would increase,” it said in a report. The European Championship, postponed last year because of the pandemic, starts on Friday for one month with 11 countries hosting games and stadiums allowing fans back.
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