130 individuals at Verknipt pageant had coronavirus right before they arrived: GGD

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At minimum 130 people today who attended the Vernipt techo competition in Utrecht before this month were most likely now infected with coronavirus when they arrived in, the regional health board said on Thursday.

Over 1,100 folks have tested positive for coronavirus given that attending the two-day competition but the outbreak is unlikely to have been caused by a single super spreader, the wellbeing board’s infectious sickness specialist states.

Putri Hintaran examined data from the competition and info created by make contact with tracing afterwards. She now claims it is probably that in one third of the scenarios she is looking into, the man or woman already had coronavirus when they arrived.

There is no proof of popular fraud with QR codes, she stated.

Rather, several of the competition goers did not know they have been infected due to the fact quickly checks of up to 40 hours aged ended up getting acknowledged as evidence of remaining coronavirus-free of charge. That has now been minimize back to 24 hours.

The government has also introduced in a ban on festivals with big teams of men and women.


In the meantime, the Zeeland well being board is handing out absolutely free self tests to individuals being on common campsite in an work to cease the unfold of the virus.

The Duin en Strand campsite is extremely well known with youngsters and has place for 1,700 friends a week.

‘We want to avert them infecting their mother and father and grandparents when they get house from holiday,’ a spokeswoman explained to area broadcaster Omroep Zeeland.

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