The London residents receiving the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine or sign up for their first injection before this Thursday They will be able to participate in a drawing of tickets to see the final of the European Championship at Wembley.
The mayor of the British capital, Sadiq Khan, announced on Tuesday that the measure aims to encourage the young population to get vaccinated due to the increase in coronavirus cases due to the spread of the delta variant in the United Kingdom.
The draw, which will be held online, will include 50 tickets to enjoy the final from an area set up for fans in Trafalgar Square, located in central London, as well as a double ticket to watch the game at Wembley Stadium.
After eliminating Germany, England will face Denmark this Wednesday with the intention of reaching the grand final on Sunday, the first internationally since the team won the World Cup at Wembley in 1966.
Sadiq Khan hopes that the possibility of a repeat of this “great day for the nation” will encourage the population to get vaccinated. to participate in the raffle, an initiative similar to many others that are being promoted in the world, which includes cities such as New York or Toronto.
“We are already seeing the big difference that the vaccine is making in our fight against the virus, but the next two weeks are absolutely crucial to ensure the restrictions are lifted “Khan said in a statement.