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Playoffs on hold for 30 days, Kenya 7s to self quarantine
By Eric Njiru | Mon 16 Mar, 2020 17:20

Kenya Cup, Championship and ESS playoffs will not be played within the next one month after a new directive from government.

Kenya Rugby Union rescheduled all matches, including Championship qualifiers, from 14th March 2020 to a future date.

Ministry of Sports on Monday released a statement to all Sports federations advising all sports facilities to remain closed for the next 30 days.

“All public sporting facilities will also remain closed to the public, for the next 30 days. Contractors engaged with ongoing works will receive their instructions from the Principal Secretary for Sports and Director General, Sports Kenya”, read part of the statement.

This means the playoffs and qualifiers can only return from April 16.

Nakuru 10s, set for the Easter weekend on April 10, will not happen unless a new directive is released by the ministry.

Kenya 7s and Kenya Lionesses are set for training as the ministry says: “the State Department of Sports will put in place protocol to regulate athletes’ access to training facilities as they continue to prepare for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.”

Kenya 7s players and management, who returned from Canada on Tuesday March 10, are required to self-quarantine for 14 days.

“All Sportspersons, including coaches and teams’ support personnel who have traveled outside the country in the past 14 days should immediately self-quarantine for 14 days. Heads of Sports Organisations to ensure that this directive is adhered to.”

These directives “may be varied following advice and in consultation with the National Emergency Response Committee,” adds the ministry. 

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