Thousands of young people gathered at a nightclub in Liverpool on Friday as part of a government-sponsored trial to kick off massive audience activity due to the COVID-19 outbreak. England fell further
About 3,000 Reuters witnesses, aged 18 to 20, dance to pounding music in a warehouse on a jetty without wearing a mask.
Evening attendees are required to get a negative COVID-19 test within 24 hours of the event.
“We were thrilled, we were teary, ready to enter,” a student named Josh told the BBC while queuing outside the venue.
The two-day work is part of a pilot program to see how additional locations can be safely opened. It also included the soccer cup finale with 8,000 attendees on Sunday at London’s Wembley Stadium.
The researchers will collect data from these events to look at how social spacing and ventilation approaches affect the spread of the virus.
The optional UK retail store reopens on April 12, along with pubs and restaurants open outdoors, and from May 17 additional restrictions will be lifted to include indoor hospitality. Shows and sporting events
Prime Minister Boris Johnson hopes to lift the block altogether in June.
While the UK released the COVID-19 vaccine faster than any other country in Europe, it has killed more than 127,000 COVID-19 deaths, the fifth highest death record in the world.
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