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Greece revokes decision to allow fans to attend matches

Greece revokes decision to allow fans to attend matches

Greece revokes decision to allow fans to attend matches

On the eve of a Champions League match between Olympiakos and Marseille, Greece’s Prime Minister revoked a decision allowing a limited number of fans to attend football matches.

On Monday, the government announced that it would begin allowing fans back into stadiums, capping attendance at 10% capacity with a maximum attendance set at 3,500. This plan has now been rejected.

Mitsotakis said the decision was taken after “taking into account that there has been an increase in (COVID-19) cases all over Europe” and the “need to avoid any public gathering with a strict observance of health rules.”

“Allowing the presence of even a small number of fans at football games sends the wrong message to the citizens,” he continued.

Greece is battling a surge in infections. Piraeus and the rest of greater Athens are currently at the second-highest stage of pandemic alert.