The South African ANC government is reportedly considering reopening soccer stadiums to fans who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
After an initial slow rollout of the vaccinations in Mzansi there’s been a noticeable increase in the daily jabs since the 18-35 age group were recently granted access to register.
Now, in a bid to achieve the 300 000 daily target for vaccinations set by president Cyril Ramaphosa, the government are considering incentivising the public with the lure of opening nightclubs and a return to the stands for live football matches.
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“People are hungry for entertainment, for music festivals, to go to Orlando Stadium to go and watch a soccer match,” Minister of Health Dr Joe Phaahla told Business Insider.
“So, what we are exploring is the possibility where, with some kind of confirmation that you have been vaccinated, we could start up opening up various activities, sports, cultural, and more businesses and other get-togethers.
“To say, if you are vaccinated, so many people can go to the soccer stadium to watch a match.”
It’s been nearly 18 months since supporters were last able to attend Premier Soccer League matches.