COVID-19: Saudi Arabia to allow sports fans to attend full-capacity events

Stadiums and other sports facilities will limit entry to fans who have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine

  
Soccer Football - World Cup - Asia Qualifiers - Group B - Saudi Arabia v Japan - King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia - October 7, 2021 Saudi Arabia fans inside the stadium before the match.

Soccer Football - World Cup - Asia Qualifiers - Group B - Saudi Arabia v Japan - King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia - October 7, 2021 Saudi Arabia fans inside the stadium before the match.

Reuters/Ahmed Yosri

Saudi Arabia's sports fans will be allowed to attend full-capacity events at all stadiums and other sports facilities starting on Sunday, the country's ministry of sports announced in a statement on Saturday.

Stadiums and other sports facilities will limit entry to fans who have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by the kingdom, the ministry said.

On Friday, the interior ministry said Saudi Arabia would ease COVID-19 curbs beginning on Sunday, the interior ministry said on Friday, in response to a sharp drop in the daily number of infections and what it characterized as a considerable development in vaccinations.

(Reporting by Ahmed Tolbad; editing by Jonathan Oatis) ((ahmed.tolba@thomsonreuters.com; +20223948100;))


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