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Corona alarm in Rome: Numbers increased fivefold after EM victory - Delta variant on the rise in Italy

2021-07-21T18:47:33.198Z

The corona numbers in Italy are increasing rapidly. Especially in Rome, where the European Championship victory was recently celebrated.



The corona numbers in Italy are increasing rapidly.

Especially in Rome, where the European Championship victory was recently celebrated.

Rome - After the victory at the European Football Championship, there was a big celebration in Italy.

At this point in time, many apparently no longer thought about distance rules and mask requirements.

But now this celebration seems to be taking revenge: Especially in the capital Rome, the corona numbers are currently skyrocketing.

Corona alarm in Italy: numbers in Rome skyrocket after EM triumph

There were 293 new corona cases in Rome in the week before the European Championship final, as

reported by

the

Tagesschau

. We are now far from that: This number is currently five times as high and is therefore 1491, as the Italian newspaper

La Repubblica

writes. The health assessor of Latium, the region around Rome, spoke maliciously of the "Gravina effect" Effect that he named after the president of the Italian football association Gabriele Gravina. He had defended the celebrations.

After the European Championship triumph, the national team drove through the capital in an open bus.

Thousands of fans lined the path and celebrated close together and exuberantly.

The authorities had initially banned this trip because of the corona risk, as the

Tagesschau

further reported.

But they finally gave in to pressure from the national team.

Corona alert in Italy: Delta on the rise

However, this celebration alone cannot be taken as decisive.

Even in the days and weeks before, there had been crowds of people and increased travel traffic in Rome during the games taking place there and the games of the Italian national team.

In addition, according to the report, the so-called delta variant of the corona virus is spreading in Italy in general.

In addition, the seven-day incidence increased significantly in some regions.

In Sicily and Sardinia it is now over 50 again.

According to the

Corriere della Sera

, the Italian government now wants to react.

Access to major events should be better controlled and only be possible with proof of vaccination, recovery or testing.

According to the newspaper, Italy recorded 4,259 new corona cases on Wednesday alone.

21 people died.

Source: merkur

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