August 5, 2020

Large sports crowds ‘unrealistic’ this year: WHO

Geneva (AFP) – The World Health Organization said Wednesday it was “unrealistic” to expect large crowds at sports events this year in countries suffering from community-level transmission of the new coronavirus.WHO emergencies director Michael Ryan said it could be “disastrous” in such circumstances to allow the return of sports matches with tens of thousands of people attending.Asked in a live WHO social media chat when major sports events could come back, Ryan said it was impossible to predict.”We don’t know,” the Irish epidemiologist said.”Large crowds of 40, 50, 60,000 people — it’s not j…


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