More than 5,000 people attend a recital at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona that was accessed after an antigen test
The platform, which integrates the main Catalan music festivals, explained that the concert should serve as a a public health study. All attendees underwent a rapid antigen test in the previous hours and during the recital they wore an FFP2 mask that facilitated the organization. A ventilation mechanism was also prepared for the interior of the pavilion, among other security measures.
The screenings were carried out in the morning in the Apolo, Razzmatazz and Luz de Gas rooms and only those who had tested negative entered the Sant Jordi. Until two in the afternoon, only four positives for coronavirus were detected. At the entrance to the enclosure, a temperature control was also carried out and points with hydroalcoholic gel were placed throughout the stadium. Both the access and the bar and restroom service were differentiated by groups.
The pilot test is based on the pioneering clinical trial of the Sala Apolo in Barcelona organized by Primavera Sound and the Foundation to Fight AIDS and Infectious Diseases on December 12, but unlike this one, this time there was no population control group to compare the impact. Experts from the Germans Trias i Pujol Hospital in Badalona supervised all health measures for the security of the event, as it happened in December.
Two of the concert organizers, Jordi Herreruela and Ventura Barba, explained to Efe that the Sant Jordi audience was divided into three sectors, although all were part of a safe bubble, to the point that, they said, it is safer to be inside than outside walking down the street or on a terrace.
Tickets for the Love of Lesbian recital, who performed the songs from their album live VEHN (Peak Journey Towards Nowhere), were sold out in just eight hours, proof, according to the organizers, of the public’s desire and enthusiasm to enjoy live music again. If this concert is a health success, we are confident that other great events will be held this summer, it has advanced Jaume Collboni, the first deputy mayor of the Barcelona City Council.
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