The Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona was filled with 5,000 people who attended yesterday Saturday to enjoy a recital by the local band Love of Lesbian. The event was the first to be held with a large public presence and without the obligation to respect social distancing.
Likewise, the newspaper El Mundo specified that all attendees had to wear a mask and undergo an antigen test hours before going to the show. Most of the people had the diagnostic test in the morning and in the afternoon, but there was also the possibility of doing it in the same place of the recital.
Of the total tests carried out, only six tested positive for coronavirus, according to the organizers. A medical team was in charge of supervising the operation.
The entrance to the event was done gradually, at four different points, and each one gave people masks, which they had to wear in replacement of their personal mask. The public also had to put alcohol gel on when entering.
The Spanish media Público, reported that the attendees were subjected to a body temperature control.
The leader of the band Love of Lesbian, Santi Balmes, stated during the concert that “the world is watching us” and dedicated one of the songs to essential services workers. He also asked that “there are never more cuts” to the health sectors.
The Festival for Safe Culture platform was the organizer of the recital and allocated 200,000 euros to ensure that the event took place with all the safety and health measures pertinent to the context of the pandemic.