By DEWAH Fabrice TEH
Sports writer, Kick442.com-Cameroon
The government of Cameroon says negative Covid-19 test results will be required from fans, players and stakeholders before accessing the various stadia of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations and other strategic areas during the forthcoming 2021 AFCON in Cameroon.
The decision was made public during a press conference granted by Cameroon’s Minister of Public Health, Dr. Manaouda Malachie on Thursday December 16.
According to the Minister, fans, players and other individuals involved, will need to show proof of negative Covid-19 test results before being granted access into Cameroon, the various stadia and other strategic areas during the foot festival to ensure the safety of players and the general population.
“Access to stadia, fan zones and player’s hotels… will be granted after negative Covid-19 test result are made available.” Dr. Manaouda Malachie said reiterating that negative test results of not older than 48 hours will be required by fans to have access to all the segment of the various stadia except the VIP sections.
Persons entering into the country during the tournament will be expected to show proof of negative Covid-19 test results not older than 72hours, the Minister also noted.
Dr. Manaouda Malachie also declared that Covid-19 tests will be conducted at the entrance of stadia and other border areas into Cameroon including airports and other frontiers.
These test, the Minister emphasized, will be done by the over 2500 personnel of the Ministry of Public Health who will be deployed all over the national territory.
The medical practitioners will also be based at hotels where individuals like players and guests will be based during the tournament.
Dr. Manaouda Malachie who was accompanied at Thursday’s Press Conference by Cameroon’s Sports and Physical Education Boss, Professor Narcisse Mouelle Kombi also reassured the public that the Covid-19 pandemic is under control in the country with less than 2% of Cameroon’s population currently being affected.
The Minister said measures have been taken to ensure the proper treatment of patients, saying the safety practices will be respected during the AFCON tournament as it was the case during the 2020 African Nations Championship, the CHAN held in Cameroon in 2021 which the Public Health Boss said served as testimony of the country’s readiness to managed the situation during the forthcoming football fiesta.
The 2021 Africa Cup of Nations will take place in Cameroon from January 9 to February 6, 2022 with 24 countries participating.
All rights reserved. This material and any other digital content on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written, or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from our management.
This site is not responsible for the content displayed by external sites