Scotland fans watching Euro 2020 linked to nearly 2,000 Covid-19 cases

Of the 1,991 cases registered by Public Health Scotland (PHS), two-thirds said they had travelled to London to watch England vs Scotland on June 18; a total of 397 of these were fans at the game at Wembley Stadium

By Sky News

Wednesday 30 June 2021 19:39, UK
Scottish football fans in Trafalgar Square
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Scottish football fans in Trafalgar Square

Nearly 2,000 Covid-19 cases in Scotland have been linked to football fans watching Euro 2020 fixtures.

Of the 1,991 cases registered by Public Health Scotland (PHS), two-thirds said they had travelled to London to watch England vs Scotland on June 18.

A total of 397 of these were fans at the game at Wembley Stadium.

A PHS report said 55 cases were linked to a fanzone in Glasgow, while 38 and 37 respectively were linked to Scotland vs Croatia and Scotland vs Czech Republic at Hampden Park.

The report states that it is working to ensure “all public health actions are taken in the close contacts of these Euro 2020 cases”.

Cases were tagged if they attended either a Euro 2020 organised event, such as a match at Hampden or Wembley or the fanzone at Glasgow Green, or an informal gathering such as a pub or a house party to watch a match.

Billy Gilmour burst onto the international scene during Euro 2020, producing a man-of-the-match performance for Scotland against England
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Scotland’s Billy Gilmour had to self-isolate after testing positive for Covid-19
The figures show nearly three-quarters – or 1,470 cases – with a Euro 2020 tag are people aged 20 to 39, and nine in 10 are men.

Attendance at hospitality venues was the most frequently reported tag, representing 34 per cent of all tags.

Following the game in London, Scotland’s Billy Gilmour had to self-isolate after testing positive for Covid-19.

England’s Ben Chilwell and Mason Mount also had to isolate after coming into close contact with Gilmour.

new source: sky sports

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