Covid: UK start to pandemic worst public health failure ever, MPs say – BBC News

“That approach meant that events that may have spread the virus proceeded – such as the football match between Liverpool FC and Atletico Madrid on 11 March – the day the coronavirus was categorised as a pandemic by the WHO – with a reported crowd of over 50,000 and the Cheltenham Festival of Racing between 10 and 13 March, attracting more than 250,000 people,” the report said.

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