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5,000 people attend Barcelona rock concert after taking covid-19 rapid tests

5,000 people attend Barcelona rock concert after taking covid-19 rapid tests

Vaccination and PLR-tests make daily life easier in the pandemic era, giving many opportunities like taking part in the mass gatherings. At least 5,000 people attended the Barcelona concert after taking covid rapid tests on Saturday.

The Palau Sant Jordi arena welcomed on Saturday night the music fans from Barcelona. All the visitors were obliged to take rapid COVID-19 tests to have an opportunity to gather together in one place. Such an approach, pre-concert testing, could revive the live music industry in Spain and beyond, the authorities say.

Some 5,000 fans at the show for Spanish indie band Love of Lesbian had to wear masks but social distancing was not required in the arena, indeed. Attendees received their antigen test results in 10 to 15 minutes via an app on their phones. The test and a mask were included in the ticket price.

Despite health controls at the entrance delayed the start of the concert, the celebratory spirit was really high. The municipality approved concert served as a test for whether similar events will be able to start up again in Spain, Reuters has learned earlier on Saturday.