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A cluster of Delta variant detected in the Vosges among supporters returning from a Euro match in Budapest


The prefecture of the Vosges has announced the detection of an outbreak of nine positive cases for the Delta variant of Covid-19, supporters returning from Hungary where they attended a match in Portugal at the Euro football, according to a local elected official this Thursday July 8.

“An Indian variant cluster has been detected among the inhabitants of the Le Thillot and Fresse-sur-Moselle sectors, with nine positive cases already identified”, the prefecture said in a statement Wednesday evening.

These are nine supporters, members of the Portuguese community, ” end of June “ by minibus in Hungary to attend a match of Portugal in Budapest for the Euro football, according to the mayor of Thillot, Michel Mourot.

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“From there, they came back and it happened a week later. There are six confirmed positive cases in the town of Thillot and three confirmed cases in Fresse-sur-Moselle. But it’s the same family ”, Michel Mourot told AFP.

Portugal faced France at Puskas Arena in Budapest on June 23 (2-2).

100% gauge

When questioned, the prefecture did not however confirm the fact that they had probably been contaminated during this trip to Hungary.

The Puskas Arena, stadium in the Hungarian capital, is the only venue in the competition with a 100% gauge. Wearing a mask was optional.

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Asked, the Regional Health Agency (ARS) Grand Est did not respond immediately.

The ARS and the prefecture of the Vosges have announced the implementation of free screening and vaccination operations without an appointment in order to prevent the spread of the variant in the department.



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