Covid-19: will the Euro football accelerate the spread of the Delta variant?

THE CHEKING PROCESS – Several matches have yet to be held in Saint Petersburg and London, where this more contagious variant is rife.

THE QUESTION. Stadiums filled with thousands of supporters, a mix of populations from all over the continent, moments of jubilation that relegate barrier gestures to the rank of vague memories … While the Euro football is in full swing, some fear that the event – canceled last year – serves as a super catalyst for the Delta variant in Europe. In France, this strain currently represents 20% of cases and it should become the majority by the end of August, according to Public Health France.

On Thursday, the World Health Organization (WHO) also called on the cities hosting the next matches to ensure better monitoring of the movement of spectators, including before their arrival and after their departure from the stadium. Asked Thursday during a press conference on the risk that the Euro plays the role of “super contaminant“, The director of the WHO Europe Hans Kluge remained rather evasive:”I hope not, but I can’t rule it out“. What is it? Should we expect this sports tournament to breathe new life into the Covid-19 epidemic?

CHECKS. Since the start of the competition on June 11, the passion for the ball

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