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Chelsea, Manchester City fans asked to monitor Covid-19 symptoms post Champions League celebrations

Chelsea, Manchester City fans asked to monitor Covid-19 symptoms post Champions League celebrations

In days leading to the Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea, fans of both the teams did not socially distance and took over Porto’s riverside area to drink and chant team slogans.

Portugal’s northern region health authority on Sunday said that all those who got up close to Champions League celebrations in the city of Porto should monitor for Covid-19 symptoms and avoid close contact with others over the next 14 days.

In the few days leading up to Saturday’s final between Chelsea and Manchester City, big crowds of English fans, who were largely maskless and did not socially distance, took over Porto’s riverside area to drink and chant team slogans. The locals had expressed displeasure at the sight.

Some 16,500 fans were allowed into the stadium but many others travelled to Porto to support their teams from the sidelines. On Saturday evening, ecstatic Chelsea fans erupted with joy in Porto’s streets after their team clinched the title following a 1-0 win over Pep Guardiola’s men.

There has been concern in Portugal the event could lead to an increase in infections after authorities decided to relax Covid-19 rules for the match, but also due to the highly contagious coronavirus variant spreading in parts of England after first being identified in India.

In a statement, the regional health authority (ARS Norte) said those who were in fan zones or around areas where celebrations took place should monitor for COVID-19 symptoms, including fever, cough and loss of taste or smell.

It also said people should try to “reduce contacts over the next 14 days” and strictly follow preventive measures, such as maintaining social distancing and wearing a mask.

The recommendations were made due to the high number of fans in Porto who did not comply with COVID-19 rules, ARS Norte said, adding it would “keep monitoring the epidemiological situation” and adjust its response accordingly.

News Source : INDIATODAY

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