Fast increase Covid-19 cases threaten football resumption

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Malawi National Council of Sports (MNCS) says it will be difficult to let different associations resume sporting activities in the country with the increasing number of cases of people who have been affected by the virus.

As of Saturday 27 June 2020, Malawi has registered 1038 cases from which 13 people have died making it difficult for all sporting activities including football which were suspended in March to prevent the spread of the disease to resume.

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) submitted a proposal to Malawi National Council of Sports to resume football activities in August but according to MNCS acting general secretary Henry Melaka, chances are that the game might not resume as planned due to the increasing cases of COVID-19.

“We have been analysing the situation on COVID-19 cases in the country to see how we can resume sports including football as it’s a game of contact. Recommendations have been made on how we can move on if we can let football resume as we have sent a proposal of how we will do the things at stadiums to health experts and we are waiting for their approval.

“These measures should not just be followed during this COVID-19 time but we should follow them from now and going forward. As we are planning for football to resume let’s not give COVID-19 a blind eye with the number of cases increasing”, said Melaka.

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