Barcelona is organizing an experimental concert for 5,000 spectators to test how safe it is to hold such mass events when all the guests have a negative test for coronavirus.
This is reported by The Guardian.
The concert, which will take place on the evening of March 27, is organized with special permission from the health authorities. It was recommended not to book tickets for people who know that they have been in contact with a coronavirus patient, and people who have cardiovascular diseases or have cancer.
Those who purchased a ticket had to show up for a quick antigen test at one of the indicated points in the morning. The final pass to the concert for them will be a negative test result, the message about which comes to the mobile phone. At the concert, there are no distance restrictions for the audience, but the mask will be mandatory.
On the morning of March 27, all tickets for the concert were sold out. Their cost — 23-28 euros-included the cost of the test and the mask, which will be issued at the entrance.
The audience also agrees that if they become ill in the near future and receive a positive test, the health authorities will transmit this data to the concert organizers.
A few weeks after the event, the team will compare the incidence rate among 5,000 spectators and among the general population to see if there is a greater incidence among concert-goers.
This is the second such experiment. The first one was held for 500 people in December. According to the organizers, the screening before the concert, together with the mask mode, successfully prevented infections, despite the fact that there was no requirement to observe the distance at the event.
Similar experimental events are being organized in the Netherlands — a party has already been held in a dance club and a football match with 5,000 spectators will be held on March 27.