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Euro 2020 will go ahead, says Uefa's medical adviser

Uefa's Covid-19 expert says there is no question of June's European Championship being cancelled or postponed and that fans could yet be allowed to travel internationally to the games.

"There is no way the Euros will not happen, they will happen," Daniel Koch, Uefa's medical adviser on Euro 2020, told Reuters in an interview.

"There is no worst-case scenario, there are realistic scenarios and best-case scenarios," he added.

Koch, the former head of communicable diseases at Switzerland's Federal Office of Public Health, played a leading role in tackling the first wave of the pandemic in the country.

He said Uefa would make a decision in early April on the suitability of venues and planned capacities after consulting with the 12 host countries.

If the situation allows, fan numbers could be scaled up, and fans could also travel abroad for games. - REUTERS

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