German research: major concerts can take place safely under certain conditions

Major concerts during a pandemic can take place safely, provided adequate precautions have been taken. That is the first, interim conclusion of a major German investigation into the spread of the corona virus during a major event.

The condition is that all visitors wear a mouth mask, the ventilation is in order and strict walking routes are followed. The concertgoers must also remain seated in their seats, with sufficient distance between each other. The results have not yet been officially published and therefore have not yet been verified by other scientists.

Two months ago a concert with thousands of people was organized in Leipzig, during which a medical university mapped the behavior and movements of visitors. Various scenarios were tested: from an ordinary concert to an event with strict corona measures.

Correspondent Wouter Zwart visited the concert experiment in August:

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