After announcing a lifting of health restrictions on July 19, including the wearing of a mask, despite the increase in cases linked to the Delta variant, this is another news that will no doubt delight football fans. In order to motivate Londoners to get vaccinated against Covid-19, the mayor of the British capital, Sadiq Khan, announced this Tuesday, July 6 a draw allowing them to win tickets for the final of the Euro 2020 of football next Sunday at Wembley.
“We are trying to encourage as many Londoners as possible to get vaccinated”, the Labor mayor told AFP, this is why “I announced today (the establishment) of an incentive for young Londoners to receive the vaccine”.
Until Thursday “If you go to a vaccination center to receive the vaccine, if you make an appointment to receive the vaccine, you participate in a draw”, he explained, as the United Kingdom is faced with a surge in contaminations linked to the Delta variant.
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The key to this lottery: two tickets to attend the Euro 2020 final in person on Sunday at Wembley Stadium in London, as well as 50 other pairs of tickets to see the match from the fan-zone installed in Trafalgar Square, in the center of the capital.
60,000 people expected
People who have received their injection earlier will also be able to register online from Wednesday and those who post a message on social networks showing that they are being vaccinated will double their chances of being drawn.
“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity”, underlined Sadiq Khan, who “Hope as many Londoners as possible will benefit from this incentive” to receive a vaccine that “Change the game”.
A campaign has also been launched for young people to encourage them to be vaccinated.
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Some 60,000 spectators will be allowed this week in the Wembley stands for the semi-finals and the final of the Euro, instead of the 40,000 initially planned, in this venue with a maximum capacity of 90,000 seats.
Two mandatory doses
A decision much criticized in the face of the rebound of the epidemic in the United Kingdom, the most bereaved country in Europe after Russia with 128,000 deaths.
Wanting to be reassuring, Sadiq Khan recalled that: “Anyone who attends the game will need to have received two doses of the vaccine or been tested to make sure they don’t have the virus. “
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After having “Worked closely with the government, the FA [fédération anglaise] and UEFA ” on this file, the mayor claims to have “Made this tournament the most successful, but also the safest ever at Wembley”.