BRUSSELS: The Belgian soccer league is banning smoking in any respect matches to try to sluggish the unfold of the coronavirus.
The ban will start on Oct. 16 to ensure spectators preserve their face masks on as a lot as potential, the league mentioned on Tuesday. It famous that smoking was not an excellent excuse to take masks off.
The league additionally mentioned smoking areas in stadiums had been high-risk zones for COVID-19 contaminations.
Fans have been allowed again into stadiums since final month amid the pandemic, which has killed greater than 10,000 identified individuals within the nation. Stijn Van Bever, the league head of communication, mentioned as much as 9,200 spectators have been approved within the nation’s largest arenas.
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