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The Euro 2020 final at Wembley will take place with more than 60,000 fans despite figures showing thousands of fan-related COVID cases, Kwasi Kwarteng said.

The business secretary told Sky News that the game will “absolutely” go as planned, with the 90,000-seat stadium to be filled to 75% of its capacity.

Mr Kwarteng’s comments came as nearly 2,000 cases of COVID in Scotland were linked to football fans watching Euro 2020 matches.

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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.

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

But despite the outbreak linked to the tournament’s previous game, Kwarteng said he was sure at least 60,000 fans will be able to attend the final on Sunday, July 11 due to the protection offered by the COVID vaccines.

When asked if the proposal would go as planned, he told Sky News: ÔÇťAbsolutely. The key to the epidemic, the key to dealing with the coronavirus is vaccination.

“So I urge anyone who has not been vaccinated to receive their first dose – anyone over 18 – and people should be encouraged to receive the second dose.

Soccer Football - Euro 2020 - Round of 16 - England v Germany - Wembley Stadium, London, Great Britain - June 29, 2021 English supporters in the stands before the Pool match via REUTERS / Matthew Childs
More than 60,000 fans are expected for the final of the competition on July 11

“This is what gives us the protection we need to fight this terrible virus.”

Cases in Scotland were marked 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 aged 20 to …

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