Moscow: Record number of new Covid cases expected – Fan Zone for Euro 2020 closed down
The Fan Zone for the European Football Championships in Moscow has been closed down since the Russia capital is having to face a new aggressive Covid-19 variant. Today Moscow is expected to register a record number of new cases.
Moscow’s Mayor, Sergey Sobyanin, has announced a number of Covid-19 restrictions which will remain in effect until 29 June in order to curb the spread of the new variant.
Over the last few days the Fan Zones for Euro 2020, including the one in Moscow, were brought to life by thousands of football fans who came together to follow the matches together. As can be seen by the many photos on social media, social distancing was not really being observed and not everyone was wearing their mask.
Meanwhile, a number of Euro 2020 matches are being played in Russia since Krestovsky Stadium in St Petersburg is one of the 11 football stadiums which are hosting this edition of the European championships and can accommodate 30,500 fans.