The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Dr. Sani Aliyu, earlier today disclosed during its briefing in Abuja that restrictions on recreational parks and sport centers are now lifted.

In his words, “For recreational parks/communal sports, restrictions are removed on outdoor communal non-contact sports and the use of recreational parks for supervised physical exercise, not for social interactions. For recreational parks that are unable to enforce this, we expected them to remain closed.

“For outdoor non-contact sports, this includes lawn tennis, table tennis, squash, badminton, cycling, athletics, golf, polo, para-athletics, cricket and other non-contact outdoor communal activities, in the event that people are not certain, please contact the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports for further guidance.”

This is certainly good news for athletes who have been training on unleveled grasses and various roads across the nation in the last five months. The last competition held in Nigeria was the Test the Track meet in March.