Thursday 4 June, 2020

Jamaica I See: 'The game must go on'

A group of boys playing football at a field in Portmore, St Catherine this week amid government's shutdown on public gatherings due to COVID-19. (Photo: Shawn Barnes)

A group of boys playing football at a field in Portmore, St Catherine this week amid government's shutdown on public gatherings due to COVID-19. (Photo: Shawn Barnes)

Among the casualties of restrictions to contain the spread of COVID-19 in Jamaica is our favourite pastime of football.

It was bad enough that all the European football leagues were postponed. But, to 'make it worse', the government banned public gatherings exceeding 10 persons, which delivered a blow to many other activities including informal ball games.

However, some diehard football fans are still enjoying the game they love while observing government protocols around gathering. One example is a group of youngsters who was caught by Loop News photographer Shawn Barnes this week engaged in a competitive game of scrimmage at a field in Portmore, St Catherine. It is our photo of the day. Check it out.

 

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