Contingents from Oyo and Taraba to the ongoing 20th National Sports Festival have been disqualified for not meeting the COVID-19 guidelines for the games.
The state deputy governor and Chairman local organising committee (LOC), Philip Shaibu, who disclosed this to journalists at the screening centre.
According to him, “We have to be strict with the guidelines so as not to use the games as an avenue to spread COVID-19 in the state which has already been flattened.”.
He explained that in the event PTF gives approval for both states to be admitted, the teams have to go through strict COVID-19 screening and testing before they will be allowed into camp.
Two athletes who tested positive for the virus are being treated at the Stella Obasanjo Isolation Centre.
Thirteen states so far have been screened.