Coronavirus: State to regulate athlete’s access to training sites

CS Sports Amina Mohamed during the launch of Torch of Possibilities Campaign in Nairobi on Friday, Feb 28, 2020. [Jonah Onyango, Standard]

The Ministry of Sports will put in place protocol to regulate athletes’ access to training facilities as they continue to prepare for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Amina Mohamed has said.

Mohamed also called on all Sportspersons, including coaches, who have travelled outside the country in the past 14 days, to self-quarantine for 14 days.

As mounting concerns over coronavirus and enormous disruptions across the world of sport continue, the Cabinet Secretary said all public sporting facilities will also remain closed for use, for the next 30 days. 

“Heads of Sports Organisations to ensure that this directive is adhered to. Contractors engaged with ongoing works will receive their instructions from the Principal Secretary for Sports and Director General, Sports Kenya,” Mohamed said in a statement.

According to Mohamed, steering and Local Organising Committees set up to organise the World Athletics Continental Tour, 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, World Athletics Under 20 and World Rally Championship Safari Rally Kenya, will set up virtual meeting tools as they prepare for these events.

By AFP 4 hrs ago
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