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In Amsterdam, 102 members of just one choir fell ill, and instances have been reported in Europe, The united states and the UK. But scientists are not able to agree on the cause

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Upon 8 March this year, the Amsterdam Mixed Choir gave a overall performance of Bach’ s St Steve Passion in the city’ s Concertgebouw auditorium. It was one of the last main classical concerts to be held within the Netherlands before the country went into Covid-19 lockdown.

The overall performance had unexpected consequences. Days later on, singers began to sicken, one by one, till 102 of 130 choristers got fallen ill with Covid-19. One particular 78-year-old died, as did 3 partners of choir members; performers ended up in intensive care; plus conductor Paul Valk displayed severe symptoms.

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