One month ago, a test event with 5.000 participants was organized in Barcelona, Spain. Participation was limited to some clear rules. Distancing was not one of them, but people wore the masks during the entire show and were tested negative on the entrance.
The results are very promising. From the tests performed two weeks after the event, only six came out positive for COVID-19. Researchers say that those who tested positive were infected somewhere else than the concert. “There is no sign that suggests transmission took place during the event,” said disease specialist Josep Maria Llibre during a news conference.
Many countries are planning similar events in the future, with even more participants. This will provide authorities around the world with more information and solutions that will help to slowly recover large events.