German Health Minister Jens Spahn has warned that fans choosing to travel to London for the final of the EURO 2020 tournament that they will have to quarantine for two weeks due to the increasing incidence of the more contagious COVID-19 Delta variant.
Football is nice, but you don’t necessarily have to be there in London,” Spahn told German television on Sunday (20 June). The final of the EURO 2020 tournament is set to take place in London on 11 July. Germany hopes to make it past the group stage.
The Delta variant of the coronavirus (formerly referred to as the Indian variant) has become increasingly dominant in the UK and has led to the country putting a halt on plans to lift restrictions.
In Germany, health officials are now worried the variant may impact summer plans on the continent.
Germany continues to place its hopes on its vaccination drive, promising to offer a first dose to anyone over the age of 12 by the end of August. (Nikolaus J. Kurmayer | EURACTIV.de)