Only 15 people were injured Covid-19 On Friday, the Ministry of Health announced (21) of the 60,000 who participated in May in mass gatherings without a social distance or mask, as part of several experimental events conducted by the British government.
That number is in line with the current infection rate recorded in the British population, which is 22 per 100,000 people, according to the most recent official data.
In search of ways to re-enable mass events this summer after the sharp decline in coronavirus cases, Boris Johnson’s CEO has authorized nine major events to take place without measures to combat viruses.
Three football matches at Wembley Stadium (21,000 people), the Brit Awards Gala at London’s O2 Arena (4,000 people), the Billiard World Cup Final and various events in Liverpool – including 3,000 people and a music festival – took part in these experiments.
All participants must present a negative test taken 24 hours before the events, some of which did not even require masks or social distancing.
After each testing event, the participants also had to take a PCR virus detection test.
The Ministry of Health commented, saying: “These experimental projects are scientifically designed and supervised to reduce the risk of transmission,” stressing that it “works closely” with the tracking system “to ensure that all contacts are identified after a positive diagnosis.”
The country hardest hit by the epidemic in Europe, with nearly 128,000 deaths, the United Kingdom recorded a remarkable improvement in its health thanks to the long winter confinement and an active vaccination campaign.
Since Monday (17), when England took a new step in its gradual downturn, cultural institutions and stadiums can receive up to 1,000 spectators indoors, and up to 4,000 spectators abroad, albeit with hygienic standards always respected.
The government plans to lift the latest restrictions on June 21, but the development of the so-called “ Indian strain ” of the Coronavirus, which is more contagious, worries the authorities, who may end up delaying the reopening of this total.