By Laura Kemp • 25 May 2020 • 8:01
THE Edge Health study, published on Sunday, confirmed that the Liverpool-Atletico de Madrid match and its celebrations caused 41 deaths as a result of the coronavirus.
According to the study, the investigation highlights this specific number after analysing the sports game which accommodated for over 50,000 football fans, 3,000 of which hailed from Madrid, on March 11.
Undoubtedly, the match stirred up quite a controversy as it was the last game to be played before sports was cancelled to contain the pandemic.
Steve Rotheram, the mayor of Liverpool, requested the match be investigated of April 23 to see if the game had contributed to an increased rate of transmission in the city.
In earlier talks, the dispute regarding the meeting had been described as an “error” by the Mayor of Madrid, Jose Luis Martinez-Almeida, and the director of Liverpool Public Health, Matthew Ashton.
Share this story
Subscribe to our Euro Weekly News alerts to get the latest stories into your inbox!
By signing up, you will create a Euro Weekly News account if you don’t already have one. Review our
Originally from UK, Laura is based in Axarquia and is a writer for the Euro Weekly News covering news and features.
Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
Downlaod our media pack in either English or Spanish.