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Lewis Capaldi Releases Statement After Going Through With Concert Despite Coronavirus Pandemic!

Lewis Capaldi Releases Statement After Going Through With Concert Despite Coronavirus Pandemic!

Lewis Capaldi is hitting back at critics after deciding to go ahead with his planned concert over the weekend amid the coronavirus pandemic.

As of Monday Scotland ordered a temporary ban of mass gatherings of more than 500 people, as the number of UK cases of coronavirus increased to 1,372.

A spokesperson for the 23-year-old “Someone You Loved” hit-maker insisted that his concert in Scotland on Sunday (March 16) went ahead as planned in full compliance with government advice on restricting mass gatherings, to lift the strain on emergency workers.

“The final show of Lewis’s UK arena tour in Aberdeen on Sunday 15th March went ahead in full compliance with the advisory document on mass gatherings issued by the Scottish government at 1pm on the same day,” said the statement for Lewis Capaldi (via Page Six). “The document states that the advice applies from Monday 16th March and is ‘not expected to have a significant impact on the spread of Covid-19, and this is not its purpose’, but that it aims ‘to relieve pressure on public services, including emergency services. Security, first aid, medical and welfare teams were paid for by the organisers as normal and the venue had additional signage in place to highlight best practice on hygiene during the event.”

As the virus continued to spread, many music stars have cancelled their planned concerts or tours – see which other artists have postponed their tours here!

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