England vs Scotland: a good result that turned out to be too positive

July 2 – Nearly 1,300 Scotland fans who travelled to London to watch their team play England on June 18 in Euro 2020 later tested positive for coronavirus – including almost 400 inside Wembley for the match.

A report by Public Health Scotland has fuelled the debate over Wembley’s use as one of the Euro venues with so many cases of the new variant of Covid-19 threatening to run riot.

Scotland were allocated just 2,600 tickets for Wembley because of Covid restrictions, but thousands more travelled to London despite warnings not to do so. Many gathered together in large groups in central London ahead of the game

Asked about the high number of cases among Scottish fans who travelled to Wembley and what it mean for the semi finals and final – also at Wembley — prime minister Boris Johnson’s official spokesperson said that everyone attending had and would continue to be subject to “strict entry requirements including negative tests or full vaccination” as part of the government’s pilot programme.

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