Euro 2020: Three Denmark fans test positive for Delta variant coronavirus

Three Denmark fans were infected with the Delta variant coronavirus by attending the Euro 2020 match against Belgium

Three Denmark fans were infected with the Delta variant coronavirus by attending the Euro 2020 match against Belgium, according to the Danish Agency for Patient Safety.

The agency also said that there have been 29 cases of infection connected to three European Championship matches on Danish soil. Danish health officials have urged football fans who attended the European Championship game between Denmark and Belgium on June 17 to get checked for the coronavirus after news of the three Denmark fans who tested positive for the Delta variant broke out.

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Danish Health Minister Magnus Heunicke wrote on Twitter on Wednesday that about 4,000 people sat near those who tested positive. Anette Lykke Petri, director of the Danish Agency for Patient Safety, said three fans who attended the Denmark-Belgium game at Copenhagen’s Parken Stadium on June 17 were infected independently of each other.

“The three infected people all independently point out that the place of infection has been the battle,” Petri told Danish station TV 2 News. “So somewhere there must be one or more sources of infection, and therefore we would like to have screened everyone.”

Petri confirmed that the close contacts of the three infected individuals, as well as their close contacts, are in isolation and they have been recommended to have a PCR test. Copenhagen will host one more Euro 2020 match on Monday. Spain will face Croatia in the Round of 16 in that game while Denmark will face Wales in Amsterdam on Saturday.

Denmark has reported 247 cases of the variant since April 2.