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Saudi Arabia to allow sports fans to attend full-capacity events

Nassr's fans cheer during the AFC Champions League quarterfinal football match between UAE's Al-Wahda and KSA's Al-Nassr on 16 October 2021, at the Mrsool Park Stadium in Riyadh. [FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP via Getty Images]
Nassr's fans cheer during the AFC Champions League quarterfinal football match between UAE's Al-Wahda and KSA's Al-Nassr on 16 October 2021, at the Mrsool Park Stadium in Riyadh. [FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP via Getty Images]

Saudi Arabia's sports fans will be allowed to attend full-capacity events at all stadiums and other sports facilities starting on Sunday, the country's ministry of sports announced in a statement on Saturday, Reuters reports.

Stadiums and other sports facilities will limit entry to fans who have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by the kingdom, the ministry said.

On Friday, the interior ministry said Saudi Arabia would ease COVID-19 curbs beginning on Sunday, the interior ministry said on Friday, in response to a sharp drop in the daily number of infections and what it characterized as a considerable development in vaccinations.

READ: UAE's daily COVID-19 cases fall below 100

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