BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — 5 thousand music lovers are set to attend a rock live performance in Barcelona on Saturday after passing a same-day COVID-19 screening, to check its effectiveness in stopping outbreaks of the virus at massive cultural occasions.
The present by Spanish rock group Love of Lesbian has the particular permission of Spanish well being authorities. Whereas the remainder of the nation is restricted to gatherings of not more than 4 individuals in closed areas, the concertgoers will be capable of combine freely, though face masks are necessary.
Folks with coronary heart illness, most cancers, or those that have been in touch with somebody contaminated by COVID-19 in current weeks have been requested not to enroll. Ticket consumers selected between three venues in Barcelona the place they need to endure a fast antigen take a look at on Saturday morning. These with adverse outcomes get a code on their cell phone validating their ticket for the present on the metropolis’s Palau Sant Jordi stating at 7 p.m.
Organizers say it’s the first business occasion of this dimension held in Europe through the pandemic.
The present is offered out. The tickets, starting from 23-28 euros ($27-33), embrace the price of the take a look at and the high-quality face masks that’s compulsory besides when consuming or consuming at designated areas.
The live performance is backed by native authorities and by consultants of Barcelona’s The Combat AIDS and Infectious Illnesses Basis, which additionally organized a case examine round a smaller concert of 500 people in December. They stated that the outcomes of that preliminary case examine confirmed that pre-screening with antigen exams and the usage of face masks succeeded in stopping infections contained in the live performance regardless of there being no social distancing guidelines.