Merkel ‘very worried’ about rallying for finals

While traveling to the UK, the German chancellor expressed concern about the number of spectators allowed at Wembley Stadium for the European Championship finals.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday expressed concern about the number of spectators allowed to attend the semi-finals and final of the European Football Championship in the United Kingdom, as infections escalate due to the delta type of coronavirus.

According to the British government, more than 60,000 spectators will be allowed to be in the stands of Wembley Stadium for the semi-finals and final of the Euro, instead of the initially planned 40,000, in this venue with a maximum capacity of 90,000 places.

“wall of immunity”

“I really wonder if that’s not a little too much,” declared Angela Merkel at a joint news conference, “very concerned,” after a meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

“In Germany, we have decided that fewer spectators can attend the matches in the Munich stadium, but of course the British government makes its own decisions,” said Angela Merkel, who is on her last trip to the United Kingdom.

Meanwhile, Boris Johnson highlighted the “immunity wall” the UK has built through its vaccination programme, through which 63% of adults have received two doses.

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