CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK: IMPACT ON SINGAPORE

School Games bar spectators to curb virus spread

Students-athletes at the National School Games Opening Ceremony on Jan 21, 2020. They will now compete in empty stadiums and halls as spectators will not be allowed at the competition venues.
Students-athletes at the National School Games Opening Ceremony on Jan 21, 2020. They will now compete in empty stadiums and halls as spectators will not be allowed at the competition venues.ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG

Student athletes at the ongoing National School Games (NSG) will compete in empty stadiums and halls as spectators will not be allowed at the competition venues.

The move is part of precautionary measures by the Ministry of Education (MOE) following recent developments of the coronavirus situation here. On Tuesday, reports of the first local transmissions of the virus prompted the decision to suspend assemblies, camps, mass celebrations and other large group and communal activities in schools.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 06, 2020, with the headline 'School Games bar spectators to curb virus spread'. Print Edition | Subscribe