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 Lewis said that the show didn’t break any laws.
“The final show of Lewis’s UK arena tour in Aberdeen on Sunday March 15 went ahead in full compliance with the advisory document on mass gatherings issued by the Scottish government at 1pm on the same day,” a spokesman said. That document bans gatherings of more than 500 people, but as the spokesperson points out, the rule was meant to “to relieve pressure on public services, including emergency services,” rather than prevent the spread of the coronavirus.