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YAOUNDE, Nov. 13 (Xinhua) -- Cameroon will allow up to 25,000 fans to enter the stadium to watch the FIFA World Cup qualifier against Cote d'Ivoire, according to the country's minister of Public Health, Manaouda Malachie.

The game is scheduled to take place at Japoma Stadium, with a capacity of 50,000, in the economic hub of Douala on November 16.

Only fans with negative PCR test result will be allowed to enter the stadium, Malachie said in a statement made public on Friday.

He said that mobile teams will be deployed to ensure that rapid results are delivered to those tested.

Cameroon opened its stadia to limited number of fans last month after playing games behind closed doors since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic last year.

Next week's match will witness the highest number of fans since the authorities began relaxing anti-COVID-19 measures in stadia.

The Central African nation is also getting set to host Africa's biggest football event, Africa Cup of Nations from January 9 to February 6 next year.

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