— Published 30 March 2021

The public soon allowed in the stadiums

Saudi Arabia wants to start the movement. Gulf state authorities on Monday, March 29th, announced plans to allow spectators vaccinated against COVID-19 in stadiums from May 17th, without exceeding a limit of 40% of grandstand capacity. Before that, a “pilot” operation will be carried out this Tuesday in Riyadh, on the occasion of the football match between Saudi Arabia and Palestine, in qualification for the 2022 World Cup. Access to the stadium will be reserved for spectators with the “immune” status on the Tawakkalna application, launched last year to monitor coronavirus cases in the kingdom. Supporters will have to wear a mask and respect social distancing. Saudi Arabia last week extended its vaccination campaign to all citizens and residents aged 16 and over.