Just In: COVID-19: National Sports Festival Postponed Indefinitely

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The 2020 edition of the National Sports Festival has been postponed.

Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare made the announcement in a series of tweet on his official Twitter handle.

According to NATION, the decision was reached after a meeting with the Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare, his health counterpart, Dr Osagie Ehanire, and a few other experts at the Health Ministry.

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According to the Minister, President Muhammadu Buhari approved the postponement as a precautionary move against the COVID-19 spread.

They reviewed the COVID-19 situation vis-a-vis Edo 2020 Sports festival towards making  decision on the postponement.

He tweeted: “A meeting between the Ministers of Health, myself and a few other experts just concluded now at the Health Ministry to review the COVID-19 situation vis-a-vis Edo 2020 Sports festival towards making  decision on the postponement. A final decision will be communicated shortly.

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“President Muhammadu Buhari approves the postponement of the National Sports Festival Edo 2020 as a precautionary move against COVID-19 spread.

“Following the briefing of Mr. President from myself and the Minister of State for Health on COVID 19, Mr. President approved the immediate postponement of Edo Sports festival to a future date.

Meanwhile, preparations by Edo State government have been in top gear to host the festival.

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Subsequently, the Edo State government had earlier announced the closure of primary and secondary schools in the state in regards to the National Sports Festival.

(PHOTO: File)

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