Tough Times Don’t Last: Non-Contact Sports To Resume As Government Lifts Restrictions


The Federal Government of Nigeria has lifted its ban on non-contact outdoor sports.

This was made known during the briefing of National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Dr. Sani Aliyu in Abuja

The committee also bared people from using recreational parks for social interaction purposes adding that only supervised physical exercise would be allowed in the parks.

Dr. Sani 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, he added.

Dr Sani Aliyu advised that people can contact the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports for further guidance on the terms and conditions applied to the new point of order.


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