The British capital has already hosted the first semi-final between Italy and Spain, last Tuesday (6), with Azurra’s victory on penalties, while the other finalists will skip this Wednesday’s clash between England and Denmark.
UK government business secretary Quasi Quarteng told LBC radio: “I believe we are able to manage the risk, but we can’t say there is no risk when you have thousands of people in one place. ”
For the semi-finals and decision, the following Sunday (11), the government authorized an audience attendance of up to 60,000 fans at Wembley Stadium, raising concerns in EU countries.
The UK is experiencing a spurt in cases of the new delta-driven coronavirus, although this has not yet been reflected in an increase in deaths, as half the population has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
“There’s always a margin of risk in life. I’m sure there won’t be a big focus, but we can’t guarantee that,” Quarteng said. (ANSA).