UEFA Euro 2020 crowds must wear face masks, says EU health body

Euro 2020 followers ought to keep away from attending video games if they’ve any COVID-19 signs and wear masks in stadiums permitting round 50% capability, a European Union company urged on Thursday, amid concern the event might unfold infections.

The European Championship, postponed final 12 months due to the pandemic, begins on Friday for one month with 11 international locations internet hosting video games and stadiums permitting followers again.

Budapest goals for full capability whereas Saint Petersburg and Baku may have 50%. Amsterdam, Bucharest, Copenhagen, Glasgow, Rome and Seville will use between 25% and 45% of capability, whereas Munich will use a minimal 22% capability and London’s Wembley – which hosts the ultimate – a minimal 25% for the preliminary video games.

The European Centre for Illness Prevention and Management estimates about half one million spectators will attend.

“Ought to mass gathering occasions such because the UEFA European Soccer Championship happen within the absence of ample mitigation measures, the chance of native and pan-European transmission danger of COVID-19, together with the unfold of variants of concern, would enhance,” it stated in a report.

“Any individual with COVID-19 suitable signs shouldn’t attend match or post-match occasions, no matter their vaccination standing,” it added, urging authorities to supply testing near stadiums.

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