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World Cup: WHO, total confidence in Qatar’s anti-Covid measures

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(ANSA) – GENEVA, JUN 28 – The World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed “total confidence” in the measures that will be implemented by Qatar to successfully manage the risks associated with Covid-19 during the next World Cup (November 21-December 18). According to Michael Ryan, WHO’s Executive Director for Health Emergencies, there is no reason to believe that pandemic risks are greater for this competition than for other major events that have taken place safely in recent months.

“Properly managed and planned mass meetings can go on safely – he explained on the WHO Facebook page -. We are working closely with the Qatari authorities on this point, and if necessary we give them advice on how to organize this World Cup. World in complete safety.

Qatar’s public health authorities have been heavily involved in managing public health risks in the context of the World Cup.

In total, two million tickets for the World Cup will be sold in Qatar. Another million is destined for sponsors and Fifa. The capital of Qatar, Doha, which has 2.4 million inhabitants, is preparing for the influx of football fans from all over the world to attend the competition that will bring together 32 teams and which kicks off on 21 November. (HANDLE).

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Source: Ansa

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