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Chicago music fest goes on amid virus concerns

SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY: NO RE-SALE, RE-USE OR ARCHIVE; MUST CREDIT WFLD; NO ACCESS CHICAGO; NO USE BY U.S. BROADCAST NETWORKS++MUSIC CLEARED FOR USE++WFLD - NO RE-SALE, RE-USE OR ARCHIVE; MUST CREDIT WFLD; NO ACCESS CHICAGO; NO USE BY U.S. BROADCAST NETWORKSChicago - 29 July 20211. Various aerials of crowds in Grant Park on first day of Lollapalooza music festival ANNOTATION: People attending the Lollapalooza music festival must show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test within the past three days. 2. Various ground shots of people entering the festival ++PARTIALLY COVERED++3. SOUNDBITE (English) No name given, attending music festival: "You would never know that COVID's going on, being at Lolla. It was, really worked out that they did a lot of planning beforehand because the event was seamless."4. Various of people entering, pans to vaccination card in woman's hand5. Various nighttime aerials of crowds ANNOTATION: This is easily Chicago's largest gathering since the pandemic started, with 100,000 daily attendees expected through Sunday.STORYLINE:The hordes of people expected to descend on Chicago's Grant Park for the Lollapalooza music festival this week will be required to show proof that they've been vaccinated for COVID-19 or tested negative for the disease within the last three days. The four-day festival started Thursday and is expected to be back at full capacity, with roughly 100,000 daily attendees. After missing last summer because of the coronavirus, it will be easily Chicago's largest gathering since the pandemic started. To gain entry, attendees will have to present vaccination cards or a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 test that is no more than 72 hours old. The unvaccinated will also have to wear masks.Public health officials and others have raised concerns that such a large gathering, even outdoors, risks turning into a super-spreader event. Officials in the Netherlands were shocked after a much smaller music festival attended by 20,000 people over two days early this month led to nearly 1,000 cases of COVID-19, CNBC reported. That festival had similar safeguards to Lollapalooza's.Although the number of new daily cases in Chicago has climbed, from 104 a week ago to 176 as of Wednesday, the city hasn't had the kind of surge many other parts of the country have experienced in recent weeks, and its daily average number of deaths and hospitalizations have dropped slightly. ===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory.
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