Failure to enforce Covid-19 protocols will attract punishment – Dr. Nsiah Asare to clubs

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The Presidential Advisor on Health, Dr. Anthony Nsiah-Asare has cautioned clubs that they will be punished if they fail to enforce the Covid-19 safety protocols when football starts next month

The Presidential Advisor on Health, Dr. Anthony Nsiah-Asare has cautioned clubs that they will be punished if they fail to enforce the Covid-19 safety protocols when football starts next month.

After several months of no football league, the government has finally announced that the new season can commence on October 30.

Set to be played in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, all clubs will need to observe the measures required to curb the spread of the disease.

According to Dr. Nsiah-Asare, any club that fails to enforce the measures will have their venues closed down by the Ghana Football Association.

“The clubs will be camped at a venue to avoid contracting the virus after they are tested. Supporters must adhere to all the protocols; washing and sanitizing of hands, wearing of nose masks, and observing social distancing.

“By doing this, the risk associated will be minimized reason why we allowed for 25% of spectators at the stadium. Clubs that fail to enforce the protocols will have their venues closed by the GFA”, the presidential advisor on health said in an interview with Kumasi FM.

At the start of the new league season, stadia will be allowed to fill to 25% capacity with spectators wearing nose mask and observing the social distancing protocol.

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