Haryana Govt okays resumption of sporting and training activities

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ALL sports complexes and stadiums in Haryana close to Delhi, Punjab and Rajasthan have been permitted to open with riders. Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Sandeep Singh of Haryana said all the District Sports & Youth Affairs Officers have been directed to ensure maintaining of social distancing, ensure availability of sanitizers at every point where needed. All officials, coaches and trainees will wear face masks. However, spectators will not be allowed, he added, reports All India Radio. The minister said that all sports staff and players shall use ‘Arogya Setu’ application. The instruction issued by PWD (B&R) in respect of the use of Air Conditioners in office buildings shall be strictly followed, he added. Haryana  Sports Department will ensure the provision of health screening via non-contact thermal temperature checks also. The record of such screening will be maintained and awareness briefing of all the persons entering sports stadiums/complexes will be conducted by the health department. The Minister said that athletes below 18 years are required to take written confirmation from their parents. The swimming pool will not be opened under any circumstances as per the norms issued by the Union Ministry for Home Affairs.

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