Fans over the age of 60 with health conditions warned to stay at home
DIGICEL Cup organisers have warned that persons over the age of 60 years and with underlying health conditions will be denied entry into Sir John Guise Stadium for the finals.
The measure is part of the Papua New Guinea National Rugby League Competition’s efforts to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 in Port Moresby.
The month-long finals start on Sunday with sudden-death matches between the Hela Wigmen and Enga Mioks (1pm kick-off), and hosts Port Moresby Vipers and Mendi Muruks (3.30pm).
“While we would gladly appreciate your presence to the games, we are also mindful of the risks that may be posed in contracting the virus,” competition manager Stanley
Hondina said in a statement yesterday.
“I urge you (those over the age of 60 years and with underlying health conditions) not to attend but stay in the comfort of your homes and watch it on TV Wan Plus.”
He said the measure had been set by the national pandemic controller for the safety of everyone.
“Security personnel at the gates have been informed that those aged 60 and over who may look sick and vulnerable will be refused entry even if they have a ticket,” Hondina said.
“We are doing our part to ensure that the safety and health of every individual is paramount as we all go through these trying times to battle the pandemic.”
He said tickets for Sunday’s matches would go on sale from today at the two Digicel kiosks at Vision City, Waigani and the Digicel Headquarters in Gordon.
Minor premiers Rabaul Gurias and defending champions Lae Tigers, who face off next Sunday, are on a bye.