Hundreds of Chelsea and Manchester City fans traveling to Portugal for the Champions League final were ordered by the UK government to self-isolate for ten days.
It is estimated that 12,000 people left England in the 29 match at Porto, with Chelsea winning 1–0. The fear is that they may spread the Nepal version of COVID-19.
The passengers on board the Ryanair flight, which arrived in London a day after the decision, were warned by NHS (National Health Service, English sous) officials that they should self-isolate.
The same happened with fans who boarded five charter flights and traveled on the same day.
The British government has not disclosed how many passengers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or whether this is a precautionary measure. Portugal was on the list of nations to which air traffic was approved, but withdrew due to concerns about the new version.
Sportsbrakes, the company that operated the flights taking fans to the match, said it was not aware of anyone testing positive for Covid-19 on the way back.
According to the Daily Mail, a Chelsea fan posted on the club forum “Looks like someone on my flight got tested and tested positive.”
Others said they were asked to self-isolate despite already being vaccinated. The requests were made through NHS phone calls or messages sent by mobile apps that track contacts between people who have been diagnosed with COVID-19.
The UK project is to end restrictions due to the pandemic and the distance between people on the next 21st. The fear is that newer versions like Nepali may stop this.