The research is organized by Barcelona’s The Struggle AIDS and Infectious Ailments Basis together with the Primavera Sound music pageant. The research was given the go-ahead by the regional authorities in northeast Catalonia.
“This isn’t a celebration, it is a scientific research,” Dr. Boris Revollo, the virologist who designed the research’s protocols, informed The Related Press. He insisted that the usage of same-day antigen screening for big occasions wasn’t an alternative to face masks and different sanitation guidelines, however he believed it might be a strong software to assist make giant occasions secure sufficient till vaccines are widespread sufficient to beat again COVID-19.
“This might be helpful in all kinds of occasions, from cultural occasions, to enterprise congresses, to sporting occasions,” Revollo mentioned. “And younger individuals, as we have now seen, are holding their very own clandestine events as a result of they haven’t any different outlet.”
The five hundred allowed into the five-hour music pageant of rock teams and disc jockeys should put on FFP2 face masks and hand disinfectant. Social distancing, nevertheless, on the live performance ground wasn’t to be enforced in an try and get as shut as attainable to an actual live performance environment. Organizers mentioned they will even maintain an in depth watch on the designated areas for ingesting to make sure that they do not change into a hotspot of hassle.
All 1,000 of the volunteers will even endure two PCR assessments, which have the next capability to detect the virus than the same-day antigen check, first on Saturday earlier than the live performance, after which once more eight days later. Revollo mentioned these PCR assessments will enable him and his fellow investigators to find out if any contaminated individuals acquired previous the same-day antigen display screen and, in that case, did they infect others contained in the present.