Italy squad blamed for a rise in Covid-19 cases by Local authorities

Tue 20 July 2021 | 20:28

Italy’s Euro 2020 victory celebrations are raising controversy and the authorities in Rome blame FIGC President Gabriele Gravina for an increase in coronavirus cases.

Euro 2020 ended ten days ago at Wembley in London and




on penalties after they were held to a 1-1 draw.

The national team came back with the trophy they won and had a ride through the city on an open-top bus, which irritated the local authorities after they refused to give all-clear amid Covid-19 concerns.

The controversy is continuing as the assessor for health in the Lazio Region, Alessio D’Amato, commented:

“We are paying the price for the so-called ‘Gravina Effect,’ but fortunately without complications in the hospitals.”

There have been 681 new cases in the area in the last 24 hours, with one death.

“We’re bound to see more cases as a result of the loss of focus around the European Championship celebrations, and that trend will continue for a few more days.

“Most of the new positive cases are young people who are not yet vaccinated, so that shows once again the importance of vaccination.”

The blame is put on the President of the Italian Football Federation. However, the blame should not just be pinpointed at the open-top bus as there were wilder celebrations in the streets the night of the Final.

source: SportMob

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