WHO Deputy Director Ranieri Guerra compares the scenes from Naples to a Champions League match dubbed a “biological bomb”.
Thousands of Neapolitans were on the streets Wednesday night to celebrate the victory in the Coppa Italia final over the Juventus arch rivals.
To avoid further coronavirus infection, the spectators were supposedly admitted to the final at the Stadio Olympico in Rome, and since it is also forbidden to gather in large assemblies in public places, Naples supporters were limited to only being able to celebrate the title in smaller groups.
But when Arkadiusz Milik secured the “Azzuri” victory in the penalty shootout, many fans of the traditional club could no longer control. Photos show that thousands of football fans gathered in the city center to celebrate the club’s first title since 2014.
And that worries the Deputy Director of the World Health Organization, Ranieri Guerra.
– We can’t afford such a thing at the moment. Fortunately, it happened in Naples, where the governor and the mayor have put severe restrictions and where the outbreak of the virus is lower than in other areas, Guerra told Rai 3, according to Corriere dello Sport .