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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.

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