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Large Spain Gig Shows "No Sign" Of COVID-19 Transmissions
Christian Eede , April 29th, 2021 16:38

Researchers found that the transmission level at the 5,000-capacity event was lower than that of the general population

Researchers in Spain have found "no sign" of higher levels of COVID-19 infection among people who attended a 5,000-capacity test concert last month.

As BBC News reports, just six people returned a positive COVID-19 test within 14 days of attending the gig in Barcelona, with an incidence level that was lower than that seen in the general population. Attendees were required to wear masks but did not have to adhere to social distancing rules.

Of the six people who tested positive within 14 days of attending the event, researchers concluded that four of them were infected elsewhere, rather than at the event.

"There is no sign that suggests transmission took place during the event," infectious disease specialist Josep Maria Llibre is quoted as saying at a news conference earlier this week.

Similar large concerts and other events have been taking place around Europe to monitor transmission in such places. A two-day experiment in the Netherlands last month involved 1,500 people, while Liverpool party Circus will host two test club events this weekend.