Call for 4,000 Danish fans to be tested after Denmark-Belgium match

In the wake of last week’s Euro game, health officials have found three cases of the particularly transmissible Delta variant

The Danish health authorities have urged 4,000 football fans to get themselves a PCR-test after Denmark’s Euro match against Belgium last week. The call comes after three cases of the highly transmissible Delta variant were identified among the fans. The game was played last Thursday at Parken.

According to the health minister, Magnus Heunicke, up to 4000 fans in the C 1-4 and C 6-7 sections could be in the risk group.

“We have three spectators from the football match Denmark-Belgium who have tested positive for the Delta variant. Some 4,000 spectators from the C-stand sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7 are encouraged to get a PCR-test,” wrote Heunicke on Twitter.

There is no recommendation for people who attended the match to go into self-isolation.

Delta variant on the rise
At the moment, health officials have a special focus on the Delta variant.

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control predicts that the Delta variant will be the most dominant and widespread corona variant in Europe by the end of August.

The Delta variant originates from India.





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