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FG Lifts Restrictions On Non-contact Outdoor Sport, Recreational Parks

The Federal Government has lifted the restrictions on non-contact outdoor sport and use of recreational parks.

This was announced by Dr. Sani Aliyu, National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, during a press briefing in Abuja on Friday.

Sani explained that the reopening of recreational parks are approved only for supervised physical exercises.

He emphasised that recreational parks are not to be used for social interaction purposes, and asked those who would be unable to enforce this to remain closed.

He said: “For recreational parks/communal sports, restrictions are removed on outdoor communal non-contact sports and the use of recreational parks for supervised physical exercise, not for social interactions. For recreational parks that are unable to enforce this, we expected them to remain closed.

“For outdoor non-contact sports, this includes lawn tennis, table tennis, squash, badminton, cycling, athletics, golf, polo, para-athletics, cricket and other non-contact outdoor communal activities, in the event that people are not certain, please contact the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports for further guidance.”

All forms of sport had been suspended and recreational parks shut down since March due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.


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