Soccer fans decision nixed

Soccer fans decision nixed

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has revoked a decision to gradually allow a limited number of fans back into soccer stadiums saying it would send “the wrong message” at a time when the public is being urged to practice social distancing and observe safety protocols amid a spike in coronavirus infections.

Mitsotakis said the decision took “into account that there has been an increase in [Covid-19] cases all over Europe.”

The government had said on Monday that it would start allowing fans into stadiums, with attendance capped at 10% capacity, or 3,500 for tonight’s Champions League match at the Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium in Piraeus.

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