- Title: Matches from Mexico's top-tier football league to be played behind closed doors
- Date: 15th March 2020
- Summary: MONTERREY, NUEVO LEON, MEXICO (MARCH 14, 2020) (REUTERS) POLICE OUTSIDE STADIUM AT THE NUEVO LEON AUTONOMOUS UNIVERSITY PARAMEDICS TAKING TEMPERATURE OF REPORTER VARIOUS OF REPORTERS GOING THROUGH CONTROL BEFORE WALKING INTO STADIUM VARIOUS OF STADIUM EXTERIOR (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) FAN, JOHN RAMIREZ, SAYING: ''We wanted to go in (to stadium) and we were told it (game) will be played behind closed doors and unfortunately we were left with a bad taste in our mouth, because we came and they did not warn us with time, the expense but it doesn't matter but fans, more than anything, they should warn us with time that the game will be played behind closed doors due to the coronavirus.'' MEXICO CITY, MEXICO (MARCH 14, 2020) (REUTERS) GENERAL OF NEWS CONFERENCE (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) MEXICO'S DEPUTY HEALTH MINISTER, HUGO LOPEZ GATTEL, SAYING: ''For example, today the Mexican Football League made a decision to prevent people from attending matches and they will take place behind closed doors. In most cases, these have been arranged actions based on the recommendation by the health authorities and today we are placing them in a conjunction package on this day of promoting a healthy distance.'' GATTEL DURING NEWS CONFERENCE GATTEL LEAVING NEWS CONFERENCE
- Keywords: Monterrey closed doors coronavirus soccer
- Reuters ID: LVA001C55WEVB
- Location: MONTERREY, NUEVO LEON / MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
- City: MONTERREY, NUEVO LEON / MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
- Country: Mexico
- Duration: 00:01:50
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Topics: Health/Medicine,Sport
- Story Text:Mexico's top-tier football league, Liga BBVA MX, said some matches scheduled for Saturday (March 14) and Sunday (March 15) as well as other tournaments will be played behind closed doors.
Mexico's top baseball league delayed the start of the season to May 11.
The news came as Mexico warned on Saturday that the coronavirus outbreak could last all year as it began rolling out tougher measures to contain the spread, calling for an end to large gatherings and extending Easter school holidays.
Mexico's confirmed coronavirus infections had risen to 41 on Saturday, from 26 a day earlier, the government said. It has not reported any fatalities from the virus. (Production: Daniel Becerril, Roberto Ramirez, Carlos Carrillo)
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