The EXIT 2.0 was the first major festival in Europe to take place after the pandemic, and a scientific study showed no COVID-19 infection!
Gathering around 180 000 people from all over the world, the EXIT Festival could have become a cluster for COVID-19 infections. Fortunately, a scientific case study showed that there was no mass infection of the virus!
This scientific study was conducted in Novi Sad during the past two weeks. A total of 345 visitors were divided into two groups: vaccinated and those who entered the festival with a negative test. From July 15 to 17, in both groups, not one person tested positive for Covid-19!
“With rigorous entry control, such research results were expected. It will take some time to get the final analysis results, but it can already be said, both based on research and the daily number of newly infected people in Novi Sad, that the EXIT Festival was not a place of mass infection with the virus, “said the director of the Novi Sad Health Centre, Veselin Bojat.
The daily statistics of the virus in the period from 8 to 19 July in the city did not differ from the averages in the rest of the country. Moreover, 10 days after the start of the festival there was no significant deterioration of the epidemiological situation in Novi Sad.
“We have proven that we have been treated unfairly in the past, and that there are no longer any arguments and justifications that can allow gatherings at sporting events, in cafes or shopping malls, and not at concerts and festivals. I call on our entire industry to, just like we have fought and won in Serbia, join forces and fight for the fair treatment of our industry on the international level “, said the founder and director of the EXIT Festival, Dušan Kovačević.
To sum up, this EXIT festival was a complete success! You will soon be able to watch some interviews with your favorite artists on our website!