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Akufo-Addo gives green light for full capacity in football Stadium

By Vincent Ashitey
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President Akufo-Addo has given the green light for stadiums to admit full capacity for sporting activities in the country.

This new directive was given by President during his latest COVID-19 address on the steps being taken to handle the pandemic on Sunday, March 27, 2022.

“All in-person activities, such as those that take place in churches, mosques, conferences, workshops, private parties and events, cinemas and theatres may resume at full capacity, as long as the audience and/or participants are fully vaccinated. ”

“Outdoor functions at sporting events, entertainment spots, political rallies and funerals may resume at full capacity, again, as long as all persons at these events are fully vaccinated.”

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President Akufo-Addo further said handwashing and hand sanitizing points should be made available at these venues.

In January 2021, the government announced a 25% cap for fans at various match centers after an initial directive to play at empty stadiums.

However, that decision was reversed two months later, with the Ministry of Youth and Sports directing all games to be played behind closed doors, citing a spike in the cases of COVID-19 in the country.

Minister of Youth and Sports on January 5, 2021 in a statement said been granted for sporting activities to take place in front of a 25% capacity crowd.