Bergamo mayor: Atalanta-Valencia was a biological bomb in coronavirus spread

Sportiello has got coronavirus. EFE

"The match was a biological bomb", said Gori in a Facebook interview.

A doctor is quoted by Off The Ball as telling journalist Paddy Agnew: 'One of the senior doctors at the at the Giovanni XXIII Hospital in Bergamo is convinced that [that game] was a "biological bomb".

"At that time we did not know what was happening", Gori added.

But the mayor of Bergamo, where Atalanta is located, believes the first leg contributed to the massive spread of COVID-19 in Italy and Spain, the two countries with the highest death tolls and in particular Bergamo, where more than 1,000 people have died in Bergamo, making it the most deadly province in all of Italy.

Atalanta played host to Valencia at the San Siro on February 19 with 44,000 fans supporting their respective sides in Milan.

'No one knew that the virus was already circulating among us.

On that occasion, the match was transferred from the Atleti Azzurri d'Italia stadium, where Atalanta send their games, to Giuseppe Meazza, in Milan, which has a greater capacity for the public.

Its football team Atalanta had been having a stellar season, with a historic Champions League qualification. As is feasible that so many Bergamaschi that night time received collectively in homes, bars to look at the match and did the identical.

'The virus passed from one person to another'.

Bergamo has almost 6,728 infections. There are more than 500 confirmed deaths per day.

"The aggregation of thousands of people, centimeters from each other, engaging in manifestations of euphoria like hugging, shouting, all of that could've favored viral reciprocation", Le Foche said (via Goal).

Despite the suspicion, Italian authorities point out that the trigger for contagion among the citizens of Bergamo occurred at the Alzano Lombardo hospital.

"I have to imagine many didn't want to miss that game if they had tickets, even if they felt a slight fever", he said.

"Unfortunately, we couldn't have known".

Silvio Brusaferro, the pinnacle of Italy's Superior Institute of Well being, mentioned over the weekend on the nightly nationally televised briefing by the civil safety company that the sport was "one of many hypotheses" being evaluated as a supply of the disaster in Bergamo.



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