Coronavirus: No fans at Dutch games until there is a vaccine, says Minister of Health | Football News

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Last updated: 07/05/20 12:39 pm


Fans will not be able to attend football matches in the Netherlands until there is a vaccine against the coronavirus, said Dutch Health Minister Hugo de Jonge.

Sports in the country are currently stalled due to the virus, and the Dutch government has banned all sporting events until September 1 at the earliest.

The move resulted in the premature end of the Eredivise, without a champion or relegation.

De Jonge has written to the Dutch parliament explaining that even if the government chooses to allow sporting events to resume from September onwards, fans will not be present.

He wrote: “We cannot yet mention a date for the last stage, the mass rallies. This is actually only possible if there is a vaccine and no one knows how long it will take. We hope of course soon, but a year or more is very real. “

Medical experts say it takes an average of 10 years to develop a new vaccine.

However, due to the high international interest and investment in the development of a coronavirus vaccine, some experts believe that one could be ready in a few months.

Around the world, around 460 trials are underway to fight coronaviruses.

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