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The Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT) on Thursday told all sports associations to avoid or postpone holding competitions to contain the Covid-19 surge.

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The move comes after the number of Covid-19 cases skyrocketed in many provinces throughout Thailand.

"As spectators would be at risk of infection, the SAT would like to ask sports associations to avoid or postpone holding competitions with lots of spectators during this time," the authority said.

"If it is necessary to do so, sports associations must strictly comply with the guidelines of the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration and provincial communicable disease committee's measures to contain the spread of the virus."

In response to the SAT's call, the Football Association of Thailand said they would conduct the final of the Chang FA Cup at True Stadium in Pathum Thani on April 11 without spectators.

Meanwhile, the Thailand Volleyball Association will hold a closed-door competition of Volleyball Thailand League final at The Mall Bangkapi in Bangkok from April 9 to 11.

Published : April 09, 2021

By : The Nation