Council to study impact of Liverpool vs. Atletico Madrid on coronavirus spread


Liverpool City Council, the University of Liverpool and John Moores University will check out the March 11 event.

A study into the impact Liverpool‘s Champions League match against Atletico Madrid may have had on the spread of coronavirus will be carried out by the city’s council.

Over 52,000 fans, 3,000 of them from Madrid which was under a partial lockdown, went to the match at Anfield on March 11, days prior to the Premier League was suspended.

Steve Rotheram, mayor of Liverpool City Region, had actually required an independent questions into whether the match ought to have occurred.

Around 3,000 Atletico fans took a trip from Madrid for the match (Peter Byrne/PA)

A council representative stated: “Liverpool City Council, along with partners at the University of Liverpool and John Moores University, have actually concurred to check out any impact of Covid-19 as a result of the Atletico Madrid match at Anfield on March 11.

“Liverpool City Council’s public health team, along with partners, is currently examining the size and scope of the project.

“As the city’s current focus is very much on dealing with the pandemic, no timescale or date has yet been set for the completion of the work and when it will be reported.”

The match was the last major component to have actually occurred in England, with the Premier League, English Football League and Women’s Super League suspending procedures 2 days later on.

There has actually been no validated link in between the match and any cases of coronavirus, however previously today the Federal government’s deputy chief clinical advisor, Angela McLean, stated it was an “interesting hypothesis” worthwhile of more study.

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