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Coronavirus: Sports Events, Training to be Allowed in Hungary without Spectators from Monday

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.05.01.

The government has decided to allow sports events to take place throughout Hungary from Monday, as long as they are held without spectators.

Training sessions both for professionals and amateurs can also be held behind closed doors. The new measure will allow the OTP Bank soccer league to go ahead.

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When the coronavirus epidemic appeared in Hungary in March, all team sports canceled their championships, though the Hungarian Football Association (MLSZ) vowed to press ahead with its events.

This can now happen with the publication of the relevant decree on Thursday night.

Sándor Csányi, the association’ president, said in a Facebook interview on Thursday before the decree was published that league matches may go ahead from May 23 to June 13.

Featured photo illustration by Tamás Kovács