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  • David Tyrer

Liverpool MP questions decision to allow Atletico fans to travel

As one of the worst hit regions of Europe, during the Coronavirus outbreak, Madrid has a massive 782 of Spain's 1,646 cases of the virus.

The city has closed businesses, schools, universities and public events of more than 1,000 people but around 3,000 Atletico Madrid fans have still been allowed to travel to Liverpool.

The guidance from the UK government has already been called into question, despite the daily increases in cases. Particularly as La Liga games are now taking place behind closed doors.

It has caused a number of Liverpool's MPs to question the decision to allow the match to go ahead in front of a packed-out Anfield tonight.

MP for Walton, Dan Carden, stated on Twitter this morning that he had raised this with the government. He said:

The issue was also raised last night on Twitter by the Mirror's Liverpool journalist, David Maddock, who took issue with the government's fairly laid back response to the outbreak, whilst other countries are already locking down the population and restricting major events.

He said:

The Reds have, once again, issued a statement regarding measures that will be taken by the club and local authorities, with regards the virus and warned fans to follow government and local NHS guidance when washing hands, covering mouth/nose, etc.


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