By Metohuey Michael Adoglo
The move by organisers Confederation of African Football (Caf) comes following consultation with the Cameroon government regarding the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Spectators must be fully vaccinated and present a negative test result in order to attend games.
Just 2% of people in Cameroon have had both vaccination jabs, according to figures from Our World in Data, but reports indicate there has been an increase in the number of people in the country trying to get vaccinated so they can buy tickets for the competition.
Coronavirus looks set to have an impact on the Africa Cup of Nations on the pitch as well as off it.
Cameroon’s Group A opponents Cape Verde have reported several cases at their pre-tournament training camp, with coach Bubista revealed to be among their latest positive tests.
Senegal, runners-up in 2019, delayed their departure for the tournament after Saliou Ciss, Mamadou Loum and Habib Diallo tested positive, with other cases suspected.
Tunisia forward Seifeddine Jaziri and winger Youssef Msakni have also tested positive this week.
Jaziri was top scorer at the Fifa Arab Cup in Qatar in last month, with four goals as Tunisia reached the final where they lost 2-0 to Algeria.
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