Researchers in Spain announced that for the first time during the Covid-19 pandemic, without a social distancing rule, most participants showed no signs of infection after last month’s concert, which attracted 5,000 people.
A concert was held in Spain on Saturday (March 27th) for the first time during the Covid-19 pandemic, where there was no social distancing rule and 5,000 people attended. Researchers said only 6 out of 5,000 people who attended the concert tested positive after last month’s masked but socially distancing concert experiment in Barcelona, while other participants showed no “signs of infection.”
The researchers also concluded that 4 out of 6 people who tested positive were infected elsewhere, not at the concert.
Infectious diseases expert Josep Maria Llibre told a press conference that the participants tested negative for Covid-19 two weeks after the concert, adding that “there is no indication of contamination during the concert”.
5,000 people attended the concert at the Sant Jordi Gymnasium in Barcelona, one of Spain’s most touristic cities. Those who tested positive for Covid-19 and people with high fevers were not allowed to perform, and everyone who came to the concert was tested for Covid-19 quickly between 09.00-16.00.
In addition, it was obligatory to wear FFP2 type masks and use disinfectants at the concert. The Municipality of Barcelona and the Autonomous Administration of Catalonia have argued that cultural and artistic activities should be continued and have announced their support for such activities.