Covid-19: PTF Approves Return of Sporting Leagues with No Fans

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Sani Aliyu

Almost six months after sporting activities were suspended in the country due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Federal Government has given approval for eagues and other supervised outdoor events to resume without fans in the stadium.

Before yesterday’s nod for sports to return, the FG recently approved use of recreational parks for supervised physical exercise and non-contact sports.

The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Dr. Sani Aliyu, disclosed the lifting lifting of the ban during its daily briefing in Abuja.

“Restriction is removed on outdoor communal (non-contact) sports and use of recreational parks for supervised physical exercise; and sporting leagues to resume with no fans in stadiums and with necessary NPIs to be directed by the Federal Ministry of Sports and Youth Development and the NCDC.