Coronavirus: Scientist claims Atalanta vs Valencia Champions League match was time-bomb

'The Atalanta-Valencia game was a biological bomb'

Bergamo mayor Giorgio Gori has labelled Atalanta's Champions League clash with Valencia a "biological bomb" as he believes it caused the coronavirus to spread in Italy and Spain. "Three weeks later, 3,033 people died in a week in Bergamo", Off The Ball quoted the doctor as telling journalist Paddy Agnew.

Professional football across Europe is suspended for the foreseeable future due to the coronavirus outbreak with Euro 2020 postponed by a year.

According to the Associated Press, Valencia, which saw 2,500 fans travel to Italy for the game, now has 2,600 confirmed cases. No, I don't know if it was predictable.

"The Atalanta vs Valencia game could very well have been one of them". At that time, we didn't know what was going on.

The first case of the coronavirus was not reported until the next day when a man from the town of Codogno near Milan was admitted to intensive care, but within days parts of northern Italy were shut down.

Bergamo has one been of the worst hit areas in Italy with COVID-19.

It was the biggest soccer game in Atalanta's history and a third of Bergamo's population made the short trip to Milan's famed San Siro Stadium. This risk will be reduced if you get your hands washed. "In buses, cars, trains".

Fellaini's positive test was alarming because, while the outbreak began spreading in China, the virus has reportedly been receding there. "Because if one team is stuck, it blocks the entire system".

At about the same time in Spain's Valencia, a person who came to Bergamo to watch the match became the second person infected in the region, and after him the deadly virus spread rapidly in Spain. A couple of thousand Valencia supporters gathered on the Mestalla to welcome the crew, although, and to look at the match collectively in close by bars and eating places.

Still, only one positive test from Atalanta has been announced.

"The top of the civil safety company has talked in regards to the probability that for each confirmed constructive case there are in all probability 10 precise positives". In the meantime, both the Bergamo team and Valencia are left wondering about the unforeseen effects of their match in February.

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