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No positive coronavirus tests after test event at Ghent Ghelamco Arena

After what was the first large-scale test event to be held in Flanders, none of the 300 people that went to watch a performance by the Compact Disk Dummies tested positive for coronavirus. The test event was held at the Ghelamco Arena that is home to the Belgian First Division football club AA Gent. 

The organisers say that test event was a success, not least because it enabled them to see how they could best organise coronavirus testing at future events.

From 5pm all those attending the concert took a rapid coronavirus test at the entrance to the Ghelamco Arena. Inside they were able to enjoy an open-air concert by the electro punk band Compact Disk Dummies. All those at the concert were people that work in frontline care. They had been invited to the event not only to thank them for their efforts during the coronavirus crisis, but also to allow those behind the event to see how future events could best be organised.

All those that attended the concert on Saturday evening will take a second coronavirus test in a week’s time. 

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