United States  

UK government scientific advisor defends decision to allow Liverpool-Atletico match

Video Credit: Reuters - Sports - Duration: 00:35s - Published
UK government scientific advisor defends decision to allow Liverpool-Atletico match

UK government scientific advisor defends decision to allow Liverpool-Atletico match

Angela Maclean believes at the time, attending the match was "not a particularly large extra risk".

0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 

RESENDING WITH UPDATED SCRIPT SHOWS: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (APRIL 20, 2020) (UK POOL - ACCESS ALL) 1.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) DEPUTY CHIEF SCIENTIFIC ADVISOR, ANGELA MCLEAN, ON WHETHER LIVERPOOL V ATLETICO MADRID CHAMPIONS LEAGUE MATCH SHOULD HAVE GONE AHEAD IN MARCH, SAYING: "If we are at the bit of our recent history where we were living our lives as normal, in that circumstance going to a football match is not a particularly large extra risk.

However, once you get to a situation of our strange lives as we live them now, where we spend all our time basically at home, of course you wouldn't add on an extra risk of lots and lots of people all going off to the same place at the same time.

I think it will be very interesting to see in the future, when all the science is done, what relationship there is between the viruses that have circulated in Liverpool and the viruses that have circulated in Spain.

That is certainly an interesting hypothesis you raised there." STORY: Angela McLean, the deputy chief scientific advisor to the UK government, defended the decision to allow a Champions League football match between Liverpool and Atletico Madrid to go ahead in March.

Madrid's mayor Jose Luis Martinez-Almeida said over the weekend that allowing 3,000 fans to travel from Spain to the game was a "mistake" and "didn't make any sense".

On Monday (April 20), speaking at a media briefing, McLean said that at the time attending a football match was "not a particularly large extra risk", before adding that it would be interesting to see how people in attendance at Anfield for the match affected the spread in the cities of Liverpool and Madrid.

In the UK, 16,509 people have died because of the disease, but the daily rise of 449 is the lowest since early April.

(Production: Stefan Haskins)




đź’ˇ One News Page Knowledge: Other News Mentions

Liverpool F.C. Liverpool F.C. Association football club in England

Klopp refusing to think about Premier League points record [Video]

Klopp refusing to think about Premier League points record

Jurgen Klopp insists he cannot afford to start thinking about smashing the Premier League points record after Liverpool ground out a battling 3-1 win at Brighton.Mohamed Salah’s double and a fine strike from captain Jordan Henderson earned the runaway champions a 30th top-flight victory of a remarkable season.The Reds require a further nine points from fixtures against Burnley, Arsenal, Chelsea and Newcastle to surpass the 100 points Manchester City accrued two seasons ago.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO    Duration: 01:02Published
Dream is to have a team full of Scousers, says Liverpool boss Klopp [Video]

Dream is to have a team full of Scousers, says Liverpool boss Klopp

Juergen Klopp says he hopes to have an entire Liverpool squad of homegrown talent at his disposal in the future as side prepare for Brighton.

Credit: Reuters - Sports    Duration: 04:10Published
Premier League match preview: Brighton v Liverpool [Video]

Premier League match preview: Brighton v Liverpool

We take an in-depth look at the upcoming Premier League clash between Brighton and champions Liverpool.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO    Duration: 01:20Published
Jurgen Klopp not focused on records despite Liverpool return to winning ways [Video]

Jurgen Klopp not focused on records despite Liverpool return to winning ways

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insisted breaking records is not the club’s target this season after a 2-0 victory over Aston Villa took them a step closer to more landmarks.Sadio Mane’s sixth goal in as many games against Villa and a maiden Premier League strike from teenager Curtis Jones, who signed a new five-year contract on Saturday, came in the final quarter of a laboured win for the new champions over their relegation-threatened visitors.It put them within 11 points of equalling Manchester City’s 100-point tally for a season while also bringing up their 17th successive home league win this season and 24th in a row in total.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO    Duration: 00:45Published

Atlético Madrid Atlético Madrid Spanish association football club

Barca's de Jong out with calf injury [Video]

Barca's de Jong out with calf injury

Midfielder Frenkie de Jong is set to miss Tueaday's match against Athletic Bilbao due to a worse than feared calf injury, with Barcelona not giving a date for his return.

Credit: Reuters - Sports    Duration: 00:41Published
Diego Costa appears in court to settle tax fraud case [Video]

Diego Costa appears in court to settle tax fraud case

Atletico Madrid forward Diego Costa appears in court wearing a white mask in the Spanish capital to ratify a pact he made with prosecutors to resolve a tax fraud case against him.

Credit: Reuters - Sports    Duration: 01:48Published
Atletico's Costa given court date to face tax fraud charge [Video]

Atletico's Costa given court date to face tax fraud charge

Atletico Madrid forward Diego Costa to face tax fraud trial on June 4.

Credit: Reuters - Sports    Duration: 01:03Published
Atletico's Felix hurts knee in training [Video]

Atletico's Felix hurts knee in training

Atletico Madrid's Joao Felix expected to miss the start of Spanish soccer's return due to knee injury.

Credit: Reuters - Sports    Duration: 00:44Published
Spain's top football clubs step up training efforts [Video]

Spain's top football clubs step up training efforts

Spain's top clubs, including Barcelona, Valencia and Atletico Madrid, step up their training efforts as LaLiga looks to make a return after the coronavirus lockdown.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO    Duration: 01:30Published

Angela McLean (biologist) Angela McLean (biologist) British zoologist and Professor of Mathematical Biology

All you need to know from the May 19 coronavirus briefing [Video]

All you need to know from the May 19 coronavirus briefing

Environment secretary George Eustice and deputy chief scientific adviser Professor Dame Angela McLean give an update on the effort to combat coronavirus at the daily Downing Street briefing.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO    Duration: 01:54Published

London London Capital of the United Kingdom

Man who plotted gun and knife rampage at tourism hotspots jailed [Video]

Man who plotted gun and knife rampage at tourism hotspots jailed

A jihadist who plotted a gun and knife rampage at busy London tourist sites has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 25 years.Mohiussunnath Chowdhury planned to target popular attractions, including Madame Tussauds, the gay Pride parade and an open-top sightseeing bus, using a gun, knife and van, last year.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO    Duration: 00:57Published
Police raid addresses in east London [Video]

Police raid addresses in east London

Footage posted on social media showed at least two raids by armed police in Goodmayes, east London. It is unclear whether the incidents were related.The Met’s Redbridge Borough Twitter account said police activity in Goodmayes, east London, “relates to an operation by the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command and East Midlands Counter Terrorism Policing”.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO    Duration: 00:57Published
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard arrive for third day of hearing [Video]

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard arrive for third day of hearing

Actor Johnny Depp and ex-wife Amber Heard arrive at UK High Court in London for day three of libel trial. Report by Bassaneseg. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Credit: ODN    Duration: 00:59Published
Don’t let ZSL go extinct, says Sir David Attenborough [Video]

Don’t let ZSL go extinct, says Sir David Attenborough

Sir David Attenborough will front a landmark TV appeal to save conservation charity behind London and Whipsnade Zoos “from extinction”.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO    Duration: 01:42Published

Christie's previews relay-style hybrid auction

The art world is poised to experience a new type of auction as Christie's prepares to hold a relay-style version of its spring sale postponed by the pandemic...
USATODAY.com

UEFA Champions League UEFA Champions League European association football tournament

Pep Guardiola: City must cut out errors or risk FA Cup and Champions League exit [Video]

Pep Guardiola: City must cut out errors or risk FA Cup and Champions League exit

Pep Guardiola has warned his Manchester City side to cut out the mistakes – or risk their Champions League and FA Cup bids falling short.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO    Duration: 01:18Published
Arsenal have no margin for error in hunt for Champions League [Video]

Arsenal have no margin for error in hunt for Champions League

Boss Mikel Arteta admits Arsenal have no room for error if they want to make a late Champions League charge.Bukayo Saka’s first Premier League goal and Alexandre Lacazette’s late finish sealed a vital 2-0 victory at Wolves in the race for Europe.The Gunners moved into seventh, three points behind Wolves, after a third straight top-flight win without conceding.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO    Duration: 00:36Published
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Manchester United are ready to keep challenging after strong return to action [Video]

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Manchester United are ready to keep challenging after strong return to action

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says although his team are too far behind to achieve "something special" in the Premier League, they have shown they are able to keep challenging and look towards attaining a place in the Champions League.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO    Duration: 01:03Published

Madrid Madrid Capital of Spain

Hundreds of taxis block Madrid's streets in protest at city council's post-lockdown policy [Video]

Hundreds of taxis block Madrid's streets in protest at city council's post-lockdown policy

Madrid taxi drivers protested in the heart of the Spanish capital on Tuesday to show their rejection of various city hall decisions affecting their sector post-lockdown.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)    Duration: 00:40Published
Spanish prosecutor indicts Ancelotti on suspicion of tax fraud [Video]

Spanish prosecutor indicts Ancelotti on suspicion of tax fraud

Prosecutors in Madrid have indicted Italian soccer coach Carlo Ancelotti on suspicion of avoiding 1 million euros ($1.12 million) in taxes due for revenues from image rights while coaching Real Madrid between 2014-15.

Credit: Reuters - Sports    Duration: 01:25Published
Cavani, Meunier reject short-term contract extensions, says report [Video]

Cavani, Meunier reject short-term contract extensions, says report

PSG's Edinson Cavani and Thomas Meunier decline short-term contract extensions that would allow them to play cup finals and the Champions League final tournament.

Credit: Reuters - Sports    Duration: 01:12Published
Spain reopens its borders, state of emergency ends [Video]

Spain reopens its borders, state of emergency ends

Passengers wearing masks and wheeling suitcases arrived at Madrid's main airport on Sunday as Spain opened its borders to most European countries and ended a state of emergency imposed to contain the coronavirus. Emer McCarthy reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio    Duration: 01:13Published

Anfield Anfield Football stadium, home of Liverpool F.C.

Liverpool v Aston Villa: Premier League preview [Video]

Liverpool v Aston Villa: Premier League preview

An in-depth look at Liverpool's Premier League clash against Aston Villa at Anfield. It's the first time Jurgen Klopp's men have played at Anfield since becoming champions, but are reeling after a 4-0 defeat against Manchester City.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO    Duration: 01:13Published
Liverpool fans celebrate first league title in 30 years outside Anfield [Video]

Liverpool fans celebrate first league title in 30 years outside Anfield

Liverpool clinch their first league title in the Premier League era after Chelsea beat second-placed Manchester City 2-1.

Credit: Reuters - Sports    Duration: 04:05Published

You Might Like


Tweets about this


Related videos from verified sources

UK defends allowing major sports events just before lockdown [Video]

UK defends allowing major sports events just before lockdown

A senior minister says the UK government was following scientific advice by allowing major sporting events such as the Liverpool-Atletico Madrid soccer match and Cheltenham horse racing festival to go..

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 08:25Published