Footballers, coaches undergo quarantine to restart MNL

Yangon United players seen in their regular training session on 7 August as Myanmar National League will restart in the near future. Photo: YUFC
Yangon United players seen in their regular training session on 7 August as Myanmar National League will restart in the near future. Photo: YUFC

All Myanmar National League (MNL) footballers and coaches, preparing to restart 2020 MPT MNL, are undergoing quarantine at the Myanmar National Football Team’s apartments of Myanmar Football Federation in Yangon starting on 9 August. COVID-19 tests for the players will be conducted today in line with Standard Operating Procedure set up by the Ministry of Health and Sports, according to Shan United’s statement yesterday.
Myanmar National League matches will resume on 22 August 2020 if all the players and coaches pass the COVID-19 test. The matches will be held under the government’s permission that will be obtained depending on the football squads’ condition this month, according to the Myanmar National League coordination meeting on 6 August. All the Myanmar National League matches were played behind closed doors while broadcasting was only available for the football fans on 1 March. On 24 March, Myanmar National League leading committee postponed all the matches after first report of COVID-19 cases in Myanmar.—Lynn Thit (Tgi)

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