Strasbourg : 400 people gathered for a football game illegal - The Point

In Strasbourg, as in any French town, the gatherings, outside the private area, of more than ten people are allowed in the goal of containing the pandemic of sa

Strasbourg : 400 people gathered for a football game illegal - The Point

In Strasbourg, as in any French town, the gatherings, outside the private area, of more than ten people are allowed in the goal of containing the pandemic of sars coronavirus and of avoiding future contaminations. Despite this prohibition, a football match between two districts gathered Sunday afternoon between 300 and 400 people in a stadium in Strasbourg, as the revealed information of the Dernières Nouvelles d'alsace (DNA), confirmed by the municipality on Monday, may 25. "A team of football players Neuhof has met with a team of Hautepierre on a field in another district," responded to the Agency France-Presse the assistant to the sports of the city, Serge Oehler. "We do not know if it is official teams or of a district," and the matchup was announced on Friday on a social network, he said.

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The Neuhof and Hautepierre are two sensitive districts of Strasbourg. "Someone had to have the keys" to open the stage Paco-Matéo in which are collected "between 300 and 400 people," said Serge Oehler. "I am appalled by the irresponsibility of these teens. One has the feeling that they are at no risk, they feel strong and in full health. They do not realize the cluster, we may have "alarmed" by the assistant to the sports, which fears a " second containment ".

"It's frankly unreasonable"

A sentiment shared by professor Gilbert Deray, head of the department of nephrology at Pitié-Salpêtrière hospital in Paris : "It is frankly unreasonable. The virus is still present and this kind of meeting can be a mini-bomb viral. Remain cautious and engaged ", he wrote on Twitter about this football game wild. Serge Oehler promises "of the very serious penalties" if "educators or licensed football" are identified on the images of the cctv cameras installed in the neighborhood.

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The football clubs have also been reminded of the order in recent days for having organized workouts and all the locks of the stages will be changed, he announced. In Strasbourg, because of the outbreak of coronavirus, the facilities of sports are closed, "the nets of the goals of football and basket basketball courts have been removed," said Mr. Oehler. The city police intervened only to find the rally and " all the world was dispersed in the late afternoon ", according to the city. No one has been fined, according to the DNA. The sanitary measures related to the outbreak of coronavirus prohibit any gathering of more than ten people in the public space.

Updated Date: 25 May 2020, 09:33

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