VIDEO SHOWS: FANS IN STADIUM, FANS ARRIVING AT STADIUM, FANS BEING SCREENED UPON ENTRY, SOUNDBITES FROM FANS ON RETURN TO STADIUM
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SHOWS: AGUASCALIENTES, MEXICO (OCTOBER 16, 2020) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
1. SOCCER FAN SANITISING HANDS, GETTING BODY TEMPERATURE TAKEN UPON ENTERING STADIUM
2. FANS WALKING TOWARDS STADIUM
3. FAN WITH FACE MASK, GETTING TEMPERATURE TAKEN BEFORE ENTERING STADIUM
4. PEOPLE OUTSIDE STADIUM
5. TEAM BUS FOR NECAXA ARRIVING AT STADIUM
6. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) SOCCER FAN, JOSE LUIS FIGUEROA, SAYING:
"With all the bad things we are going through, we need fun, we need to support sports and we need to thank the health sector for all the support they have given us. It's because of them. Go Rayos (Necaxa team)."
7. PEOPLE WALKING TOWARDS STADIUM
8. PEOPLE BEING SCREENED BEFORE ENTERING STADIUM
9. PEOPLE KEEPING SOCIAL DISTANCE AT STADIUM
10. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) SOCCER FAN, ROMAN VEGA, SAYING:
"Upon entering, our temperature is taken, (checking for) a face mask, and keeping a social distance. We know its a maximum of two seats, not three, two people together maximum."
11. FANS ARRIVING AT STADIUM AREA
12. STADIUM ENTRANCE
13. VARIOUS OF PEOPLE AT STADIUM, SOME WITH FACE MASKS AND OTHERS NOT
14. STICKERS ON SEATS THAT READ (Spanish) "DO NOT SIT"
15. FANS WITH AND WITHOUT FACE MASKS AT STADIUM
STORY: Soccer fans returned to Victoria stadium in Mexico's central state of Aguascalientes on Friday (October 16) for the first match of Mexico's Liga MX open to spectators since lockdown forced stadiums to close.
Under strict protocols, fans got their body temperature taken upon entry into the stadium and sanitised their hands. The stadium is also at 50% capacity, in keeping with social distancing norms.
Fans were grateful to return to the stadium, to cheer on local teams Necaxa and Tijuana.
But in spite of the restrictions in place, some fans were spotted without face masks and in groups of more than two, the maximum allowed, inside the stadium.
Mexican health authorities have warned that the pandemic is not over. As of Saturday (October 17), Mexico has registered over 842,000 coronavirus cases and more than 85,000 deaths.
(Production: Rodolfo Pena Roja, Paul Vieira)