FG okays restart of sports activities, bars fans

The Federal Government has okayed the restart of non-contact sporting activities including football.

According to the government, this would be effective Monday, October 19, 2020. The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Sani Aliyu, stated this during a briefing in Abuja on Thursday.

Sporting activities have been banned since March this year as part of measures to curtail the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

But speaking on Thursday in Abuja, Aliyu said, “The lifting of restriction on outdoor activities including football is in line with earlier consultations with the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development and the NCDC (Nigeria Centre for Disease Control).

“However, this is limited to the actual sports itself and not mass gathering.

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