Saudi Arabia to allow sports fans to attend full-capacity events – Reuters

Soccer Football – World Cup Qualifiers Asia – Round 2 – Group D – Saudi Arabia v Palestine – King Saud University Stadium, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – March 30, 2021 Fans inside the stadium before the match REUTERS/Ahmed Yosri

Oct 17 (Reuters) – 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

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