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COVID-19: German scientists Searching for thousands of volunteers to attend gig in name of science

A German university is searching for volunteers to share in research aimed at placing concerts back to the schedule.

The coronavirus pandemic put an end to cultural and sports events as a result of the danger of transmission in massive audiences.

Researchers at the University of Halle wish to mimic unique methods for getting large groups of people together to see how these events could be placed on without damaging the health of the overall population.

The organization is searching for as many as 4,200 volunteers to see a gig by singer-songwriter Tim Bendzko on August 22.

It’s seeking to examine three distinct scenarios to determine which security precautions are suitable when placing on indoor events later on.

Labeled “Restart-19”, the analysis will observe the German celebrity play for free to participants in the Leipziger Arena.

Concert-goers will be expected to act as”virtually” as possible for investigators to document motion and touch patterns.

Participants will be analyzed for COVID-19 until 24 hours before the concert and also be analyzed before the gig.

They’ll each be provided a tracker which measures their space in the other participants, head researcher Stefan Moritzin told German public radio channel MDR Jump.

An extra 50 detectors will be set up from the concert place to recognize points of touch.

All of the concert-goers will be requested to utilize fluorescent hand sanitizer to their defense but also so that scientists may observe places that individuals touched frequently under UV light.

The initial situations will resemble events since they were in the place with audience-members who will go into the building through two doorways and choose their seats.

In the next scenario, audiences will utilize eight entrances to join the stadium and each second chair taped off.

Just 2,000 audiences will get involved in the next situation — that the place has a capacity of 12,000 — and also be a social space of 1.5m is going to be seen when seating individuals.

Researches said they expected to release their findings in early October.

Nearly 2,000 volunteers had registered for the free concert at the right time of publication.