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Nearly 2,000 cases of COVID in Scotland have been linked to football fans watching Euro 2020 matches.

Of the 1,991 cases recorded by Public Health Scotland (PHS), two-thirds said they traveled to London to watch England vs Scotland on June 18.

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A total of 397 of them were fans during the game at Wembley Stadium.

A PHS report said 55 cases were linked to a fanzone in Glasgow, while 38 and 37 were linked to Scotland v Croatia and Scotland v Czech Republic respectively at Hampden Park.

The report states that it is working to ensure that “all public health actions are taken in close contact with these Euro 2020 cases”.

Cases were tagged if they attended either a Euro 2020 organized event, such as a match at Hampden or Wembley or the fanzone at Glasgow Green, or an informal gathering like a pub or house party to watch a match.

Figures show that nearly three-quarters – or 1,470 cases – with a Euro 2020 tag are people between the ages of 20 and 39, and nine in 10 are men.

Visitors to hospitality facilities were the most frequently reported beacon, accounting for 34% of all beacons.

After the match in London, which ended 0-0, the Scots Billy Gilmour had to isolate himself after testing positive for COVID-19[female[feminine.

Englishmen Ben Chilwell and Mason Mount also had to isolate themselves after coming into close contact with Gilmour.

It comes amid calls for England fans to watch their team’s quarter-final match with Ukraine on Saturday safely – and not attempt to make it to the game in Rome.

Speaking to Sky News, the government minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan called on English fans to “look from home and cheer on the team as hard as possible”.

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