Authorities plead with fans from ILLEGAL Strasbourg football match to get tested for coronavirus (VIDEO)
Added 05-27-20 06:37:02am EST - “Officials are pleading with hundreds of attendees of an illegal football match held in Strasbourg to come forward and get tested for the coronavirus or risk undoing weeks of progress. Authorities insist it "isn't a trap."” - Rt.com
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The match was played on Sunday between teams from the city’s districts of Neuhof and Hautepierre and was attended by an estimated 400 spectators who all defied lockdown rules, specifically those limiting gatherings to 10 people or less since France began easing lockdown measures on May 11.
Video from the scene on Sunday shows large crowds rushing the pitch at the conclusion of the game, in clear contravention of social distancing norms enforced throughout Europe.
“The formation of a new cluster must be avoided at all costs. Our fear is great that this gathering caused the contamination of several people, among the players as well as the public, and that they, in turn, run the risk of being dangerous to their loved ones,” Strasbourg Mayor Roland Reis stressed.
“If there are other events like those on Sunday, all the work done to contain the virus over the two months of lockdown will be put into question,” he added.
Attendees from the game are asked to go to a testing center set up at the European Parliament, and no appointment or prior screening is required.
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