An expert points to Atlético’s visit as the cause of the coronavirus outbreak in Merseyside
“A proportion of them will test positive for coronavirus and now we will have people infected in Liverpool because of that.. The government needs to control it and stop treating the public like children. They will be the ones who will have to deal with them, “he closed angrily after the necessary measures were not taken to guarantee citizen security.In addition to John Ashton’s opinion, Social media clamored in the comments for a Liverpool Echo post, in which athletic fans were seen walking towards Anfield: “it’s a joke” or “it’s hard to believe” are some of the most repeated phrases. It is also emphasized that in Spain the regulation of matches behind closed doors (now suspended) was present and, despite everything, they were allowed to travel. Merseyside has dawned with ten cases of coronavirus, six of them in Liverpool, and in England they already point to the Atlético de Madrid fans as possible responsible for it. 3,000 rojiblancos supporters traveled to England to accompany his team towards the quarterfinals and the duel was played with public and total normality.However, the Government of Spain had recommended that they not travel or, at least, take the necessary precautions. Now, John Ashton, former Liverpool public health officer, has charged, speaking to the BBC, to the red and white fans of the outbreak: “In Madrid they play behind closed doors and they have 3,000 followers staying in Liverpool and drinking in bars“.