Samut Prakan City will play their home video game in an empty stadium on Sunday. PR

Thai league matches this weekend will go ahead regardless of the rise in Covid-19 cases, organisers stated yesterday.

Football Association of Thailand president Somyot Poompunmuang stated in a declaration that league games this weekend will take place as set up.

Under the government’s present guideline, each stadium is enabled to have spectators half of its capacity.

Nevertheless, Somyot stated the FAT had actually authorized Thai League 1 side Samut Prakan City’s demand to play their house video game against Port on Sunday without viewers.

He praised the Sea Fangs for “revealing their responsibility by playing the match behind closed door to avoid the spread of Covid-19.”

Samut Prakan is among the hardest hit provinces in the current rise of Covid-19 cases.

Thai League 2 side Samut Sakhon’s house video game versus Kasetsart FC on Sunday has currently been delayed.

Samut Sakhon province is the epicentre of the most recent outbreak of the coronavirus in Thailand.

Somyot included that the FAT is ready to act if the federal government issues an order to suspend football matches or restriction viewers from stadiums.

Several boxing stadiums have voluntarily cancelled their programs.

Somyot gotten in touch with clubs and celebrations involved to strictly follow Covid-19 protocols.

“Clubs must act according to the guidelines and regulations in arranging football matches to avoid the spread of the virus,” he said.

Fans and authorities at stadiums must wear face masks and observe social distancing, Somyot said.