The game that Argentina and Bolivia will play in Buenos Aires on September 9 for the qualifying rounds for the Qatar 2022 World Cup will mark the return of the public to the country’s courts after almost a year and a half absence due to the covid-19 pandemic. .
“We are going to do a pilot test on September 9 at the Monumental stadium (of River Plate) in the match that the Argentine men’s soccer team is going to play against Bolivia,” the Minister of Tourism and Sports announced this Tuesday at a press conference. Argentine, Matías Lammens.
The minister pointed out that this match will be held with a capacity of 30%.
“It is a first step for the public to return not only to sporting events, but to all mass events. It is an event that deserves this exception because of what it means and because it allows us to make an evaluation of the protocols to be implemented ”, he indicated.
The requirements for entering the River Plate stadium on match day have yet to be defined.
The Sports Minister said that this experience will be used as a “pilot test” with a view to a “gradual” return of the public to other football tournaments and other sports.
“The idea is that by the end of September we already have an audience in the stadiums,” he said.
Lammens and the Argentine Minister of Health, Carla Vizzotti, explained that this measure was adopted from the improvement of the epidemiological situation in Argentina.
In this sense, Vizzotti stressed that currently there is no urban agglomeration in the country in a situation of epidemiological alarm and that Argentina has been experiencing a drop in infections for thirteen weeks and eleven with a reduction in both the number of deaths and those admitted to intensive care units. .
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