Qatar to order 1m vaccines for fans at 2022 World Cup

June 21 – Qatar will only allow those fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to attend next year’s World Cup.

Prime Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani told Qatar newspaper editors that the Gulf nation is trying to secure a million vaccine doses to immunise fans hoping to watch the tournament that takes place in November and December

“When the date of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 comes, most countries of the world will have vaccinated and immunized their citizens,” Sheikh Khalid was quoted as saying.

“Due to the possibility that some countries will not be able to vaccinate all their citizens, Qatar will not allow fans to enter stadiums without receiving a full vaccination against the virus.”

“We are currently negotiating with a company to provide one million vaccine doses against the coronavirus for the immunization of those coming to the FIFA World Cup Qatar,” Sheikh Khalid added. “Our primary goal in vaccinating the unvaccinated is to protect the public health of citizens and residents.”

Meanwhile an extraordinary congress of the Norwegian FA voted 368-121 on Sunday against boycotting the World Cup on human rights grounds if the nation qualifies

Some top-division clubs in Norway, such as Rosenborg and Tromso, were among those advocating a boycott but the federation had recommended against it, instead preferring to push for more measures to improve conditions for the migrant workers.

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