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KUALA LUMPUR, 10 July – Thanks to the Youth and Sports Ministry’s relentless efforts which the National Security Council and the Health Ministry have given the green light for contact training beginning from July 15.
It is news for sports like football, hockey, basketball, rugby, sepak takraw, squash, karate, silat, and taekwondo that have waited for – giving the kickstart to hold competitions earlier than originally planned.
Football and hockey could see an early start to their competitions.
Senior Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (pic), who is also the Defense Minister, announced the good news in his Friday briefing in Putrajaya.
The decision for contact training was discussed at length on Thursday where the Health Ministry and the National Security Council (headed by Ismail Sabri), were briefed in detail by Youth and Sports Minister, Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican.
The green light for contact training also means commercial fields, futsal, academy and sports facility operators can now resume operations on July 15.
While non-contact sports like badminton and tennis (singles), and motorsports can begin competition from July 15.
The contact sports, however, have to wait a month longer and can get their competitions from Aug 15.
However, all sports will have to adhere to the strict Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) – like taking temperature, registering via MySejahtera plus sanitizing the arenas.
At the same time, spectators will be barred from all competitions.

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