Source: Dubai – Arabic.net
The Corona virus continues to spread in Europe, killing at least 26,000 people in less than two months, which represents 75% of all epidemic deaths in the world, while the number of infections exceeds 413,000 across the European continent.
Several European sources refer to the outbreak of the epidemic in the old continent due to two main reasons: a football match that took place in mid-February in Italy and brought together a local team with another Spanish, the two countries most affected by the virus in Europe, and an Austrian ski resort from which the virus spread to the countries of the northern continent .
The “disaster” match for Spain and Italy
It collected one of the UEFA Champions League matches The Italian club “Atalanta Bergamo” at the Spanish club “Valencia”On February 19th, at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy.
The match took place while the Coronavirus was spreading in China and throughout Asia, and limited cases were recorded in Europe.
The French news channel, “Al CE”, attributed the cause of Corona’s outbreak in Italy and Spain to this match, in which the Italian club won 4 goals for one, explaining that each goal was embraced by the fans who were standing centimeters from each other.
For his part, the French news website “France France” explained that the match was watched from the stadiums of the “San Siro” stadium, 45 thousand and 792 fans, including tens of thousands of “Bergamo” city club fans who moved to Milan by train or cars to see the most important match in the history of their club . They, along with Valencia fans, moved to the stadium by metro.
By the end of the match, fans of the two clubs had spread across Milan, according to LCI.
On February 19, Corona’s risks were far from Italy, where outbreaks were concentrated in Asia, but two days later the first deaths were recorded in Europe, specifically in the Italian region of Padova. A few days later, a Spanish journalist, who covered the famous match from Milan, announced that he had contracted the virus, according to “Ost France”.
The site added that the Spanish authorities announced at the beginning of March that a man who had died on February 13 near the Valencia region had been infected with Corona, which means that the virus was spread in this Spanish region before the match with “Bergamo”.
Beginning on March 4, 15 days after the match, the number of Corona injuries increased in Bergamo, and it became one of the most affected Italian cities.
According to the French website quoted by the representative of the World Health Organization in Italy, Walter Ricciardi, the match between Bergamo and Valencia was “a factor that accelerated the outbreak of the virus.”
Likewise in Spain, this match caused the virus to spread, as Valencia announced on March 16 that 35% of the members of his first team (players and technicians) are infected In Corona, while Valencia is one of the hardest hit by the epidemic in Spain.
Austrian ski resort … source of northern Europe
In addition to the Bergamo and Valencia match, LCI also attributed the Corona virus in Europe to a ski resort in Austria.
Several European countries, including Norway, Iceland, Denmark and Germany, have informed the authorities in Vienna that they have recorded cases of coronavirus infection of citizens returning from a ski trip in the Austrian “Ischgl” product.
It was later discovered that a waiter at a resort in the resort was infected with the virus, and Corona from 16 people, clients and co-workers, moved through two channels: a whistle and a game.
The staff at this bar use the whistle to facilitate their passage between tables in the crowded place, and they pass the whistles among themselves without automatic sterilization, according to the LCA channel, which helped spread the virus.
Also, one of the games taking place among the visitors of the mentioned restaurant, in which a small plastic ball is thrown in the drink cups, caused the virus to spread between the attendees.
The Austrian authorities initially refused to close the tourist resort, which contributed to the outbreak of the virus, but it She returned, locked it, and opened an investigation to determine responsibilitiesEspecially since many Krona injuries in Austria are related to Ischgl Resort.
For its part, the channel “France 24” considered that the resort “Ischgl” has become one of the hotbeds of the Coruna outbreak in Europe, quoting an editorial of one of the most famous Austrian newspapers saying: “Greed has triumphed over the responsibility of ensuring the health of residents and tourists.”
For his part, the website “CNN” mentioned that the village, which inhabits all over the year only 1600 people while receiving 500 thousand tourists annually, was filled with weeks ago only businessmen from Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Germany. All of them returned to their country after the resort was closed on March 13.
It is noteworthy that Austria recorded 108 deaths and more than 9000 cases of the Corona virus, while The number of deaths caused by “Covid 19” in Spain reached 7,340 Out of more than 85 thousand injured in this country. As for Italy, it witnessed 11591 deaths in Corona.