Wednesday 04 March 2020
Tunisian Health Minister Abdel-Latif El-Makki said today, Wednesday, that the international matches that will take place in Tunisia will be held in the presence of the Tunisian fans only, including the match between Esperance and his Egyptian guest Zamalek tomorrow, Friday, in the second leg of the African Champions League quarter-finals.
The Minister exempted, at a press conference today, the foreign audiences that had already entered Tunisia from this decision, due to concerns about the leakage of the new Corona virus (Covid 19).
In addition to the Esperance and Zamalek match at Rades Stadium, the Tunisian coastal star will meet with its guest, Wydad Casablanca, next Saturday in the second leg of the Champions League quarter-finals.
The Tunisian Minister of Health said, “We hope our friends and brothers in Egypt will understand this decision and return to the specialists there and will confirm that this procedure is fair and impartial and is based on a public interest between us and them and there are no other considerations.”
Among the other measures announced by the minister is the call to reduce unnecessary mass demonstrations and limit the exchange of missions.
Tunisia officially announced the detection of the first infection with the Coruna virus on Monday, while about one thousand people, most of them from abroad, were quarantined to prevent the virus, about half of whom have left so far.
Ministry of Health officials have threatened to use public force in case of non-compliance with the quarantine rules.
Al-Makki said: “Whoever is not subject to quarantine will put himself under the law.”