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World 2022: WHO trusts Qatar for “safe gatherings”

2022-06-28T19:44:30.885Z

The World Health Organization has decided to trust the host country of the next Football World Cup with regard to health precautions.



The World Health Organization (WHO) expressed confidence on Tuesday in the measures that will be put in place by Qatar to successfully manage the risks associated with Covid-19 during the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

According to Michael Ryan, WHO's Executive Director for Health Emergencies, there would be no reason to believe that pandemic risks would be higher during the upcoming competition (November 21 - December 18) than during other major events that have taken place safely in recent months.

"Properly managed and planned mass gatherings can go ahead safely

," he said in live exchanges broadcast on the WHO's Facebook page.

“We are working closely with the authorities of Qatar on this point and if necessary we give them advice on how to organize this World Cup in complete safety.

Qatari public health authorities have invested heavily in the management of public health risks in the context of the World Cup,”

he explained.

In total, two million tickets will be sold for the Mondial-2022.

Another million being earmarked for sponsors and Fifa, the governing body of world sport.

The Qatari capital, Doha, which has a population of around 2.4 million, is preparing for the influx of football fans from all over the world to watch the competition which will bring together 32 teams and which will kick off November 21.

Source: lefigaro

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