Government bans contact sports until further notice

Staff Reporter 

To contain the spread of Covid-19, the government has announced the prohibition of all the sports that involve physical contact.

Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering said that minimising the people-to-people contact was critically important.

This mean football, volleyball, basketball, archery and degor are all prohibited until further notice.

Prime Minister said that the government was trying hard to discourage public gatherings.

A press release from the Prime Minister’s office stated that the fitness centres such as gym, yoga and meditation centre should ensure minimum attendance.

Response to the announcement has been positive.

Since the first Covid-19 case in the country on March 5, most of the sports federations and associations called off training for athletes.  National and international competitions have also been cancelled.

The Mewang Gyalsey Traditional Archery Tournament’s final was also postponed.

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