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Paris Saint-Germain supporters of holding a banner proclaiming “Neymar, buzz off!” »Before the for French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Nîmes Olympique on August 11, 2019 at the Parc des Princes in Paris. [Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP]

Up to 5,000 spectators will be allowed to attend sports events in stadiums in France, when they reopened on July 11, the French government announced on Saturday.

The limit applies to “major events, stadiums and concert halls,” the government said, but it can be raised later in the summer.

“A review of the national epidemiological situation will be carried out in mid-July to decide if it is possible to relax (the rules) in the second half of August,” he added in a statement.

Although Ligue 1 and 2 football and Top 14 rugby, the league decided to end their seasons in April after being arrested in March due to the pandemic coronavirus, the government decision means a crowd should be able to attend football of the Coupe de France and Coupe de la Ligue final.

A date has not been sent to match, but they are scheduled to be played in late July.

More than 29,600 people died from the virus linked to conditions in France, but hospital admissions are constantly shrinking and the national lock-up was lifted in May.

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