SWEDEN – It was the largest gathering of people in Europe recently. On March 7 more than 30,000 people gathered at the Friends Arena in Stockholm’s Solna to watch Sweden’s Eurovision 2020 selection, which was cancelled a few days later.
Now a citizen is asking the authorities to investigate whether the spectators who were at the Friends Arena that day were infected by COVID-19 and thus aggravated the spread of the corona in the country.
The letter-request is published by the Swedish political newspaper DN and has already caused a sensation, as it turns out that the government’s decision not to ban the final Melodifestivalen 2020 with the presence of the public (as did Denmark, for example).
As a result of the infection with the virus in people who were at the Friends Arena that day, it may open the door to claiming compensation from the state authorities on the grounds of exposing public health to danger.
Let’s not forget that Melodifestivalen is an event organized by the Swedish Public Radio and Television, SVT.
Sweden with the loose we would say the treatment of the virus, to date counts 5,411 deaths and over 70,000 cases. It is the seventh country in Europe in terms of population death rate, when our country ranks 43rd among 45 countries, according to official WHO figures.