In order to motivate Londoners to get vaccinated against Covid-19, the mayor of the British capital, Sadiq Khan, announced on Tuesday a lottery to allow them to win tickets for the Euro 2020 soccer final, on Sunday at Wembley.
“We are trying to encourage as many Londoners as possible to get vaccinated,” the Labor mayor told AFP, which is why “today I announced (the creation of) an incentive for young Londoners to get vaccinated.”
He explained that until Thursday, “if you go to the vaccination center to receive the vaccine, if you make an appointment to receive the vaccine, you will participate in the drawing,” while the United Kingdom faces a rise in the number of Delta-related infections. alternative.
The key to this lottery: two tickets to attend the Euro 2020 final in person on Sunday at Wembley Stadium in London, plus another 50 pairs of tickets to watch the match from the fan zone located in Trafalgar Square, in the center of the capital. .
People who received their injection earlier will be able to register online from Wednesday, and those who post a message on social networks showing they are receiving the vaccination, will double their chances of being attracted.
About 60,000 spectators will be allowed this week at Wembley for the semi-finals and Euro final, instead of the initially planned 40,000, in this venue with a maximum capacity of 90,000 seats.
A decision was harshly criticized in the face of the pandemic recovery in the UK, the deadliest country in Europe after Russia where 128 thousand people have died.
Wishing for reassurance, Sadiq Khan noted that “anyone attending the match must have received two doses of the vaccine or been tested to ensure they do not carry the virus.”