Kenya to resume outdoor sports after coronavirus pause

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Kenya on Friday announced the phased resumption of all outdoor and non-contact sporting activities, six months after these were stopped due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Sports Minister Amina Mohamed gave the green light for non-contact sports such as athletics, cricket and golf. High contact sports such as football, boxing, judo, karate and water sports remain suspended.

“The guidelines we have released today are subject to be reviewed according to the global situation of Covid-19,” she said, adding that individual testing would not be mandatory.

However, where required the cost of the tests should be borne by the relevant sport’s federation, organisation, or event organisers.

Kenya halted all sporting activities in March, alongside stringent measures curbing movement, the closure of schools and borders and the imposition of a nighttime curfew, in a bid to halt the spread of the virus.

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Source: Vanguard Newspaper