SEOUL (SOUTH KOREA) – The South Korean government announced on Friday a limited number of fans will be allowed back into baseball and football stadiums as soon as Sunday. This will be permitted under new rules aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus.
Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun said at a government meeting, fans will be allowed to attend Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) games starting on Sunday, and Korea Professional Football League (K League) matches are set to start on August 1.
10% percent of the seats available will be allowed to both the leagues to sell at any given game, he said.
While pushing for patience in their efforts to balance anti-virus measures with the reopening, Chung said, “Many citizens who have been cheering via online are looking forward to entering the stadium again.”
South Korea’s soccer and baseball leagues opened their seasons in early May, but fans have not been permitted to attend.
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