Putin protects hosting Euro video games in St Petersburg amidst coronavirus spike

Russian president, Vladimir Putin Russian president, Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has actually safeguarded hosting European Championship matches in St Petersburg amidst a boost in coronavirus cases in the city.

Six group video games were kept in the city and Friday’s initially quarter-final in between Switzerland and Spain will happen there with fans being confessed if they pass Covid -19 controls.

“First of all, we have been forced to fulfil our obligations,” Putin stated at a concern and response session in Moscow broadcast reside on state tv on Wednesday, June 30.

He did not provide information however European football governing UEFA pertained to binding arrangements with all host cities over fan numbers prior to the pan-continental competition.

On Wednesday, St Petersburg authorities reported 1,500 brand-new infections within one day – 100 more than the day in the past. They likewise stated 111 individuals passed away with the infection within the last 24 hr.

Putin protects hosting Euro video games in St Petersburg amidst coronavirus spike