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Pop Concert Held to Learn More About COVID-19 Spread

Participants equipped with contact tracers to record movements, track the path of small respiratory particles

MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- About 1,500 people attended a pop concert in Germany to help researchers learn how the new coronavirus spreads in such situations.

Volunteers to the concert in a Leipzig arena on Saturday had to test negative for COVID-19 beforehand and had to wear a protective mask during the concert, the Associated Press reported.

Participants were equipped with contact tracers to record their movements in the arena and track the path of small respiratory particles that could carry the virus emitted by attendees during the concert. Fluorescent disinfectants were used to highlight surfaces touched most often by the concert goers, the AP reported.

The study results are expected in four to six weeks, according to study leader Stefan Moritz, M.D., from University Hospital in Halle.

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