“If we were scared of the virus, we wouldn’t have come. The measures taken to fight the virus were good to keep our health safe, that’s why everybody is having fun."
Vietnamese fan Dinh Van Tam
, part of the near-capacity crowd at the 30,000-seat Thien Truong Stadium for the Nam Dinh-Vittel match on the first day of the restart to the 2020 V.League season.
Matches were suspended in March because of the coronavirus pandemic, but Vietnam escaped with no deaths and just 328 confirmed cases because of its aggressive coronavirus testing and quarantine
program. At the Thien Truong Stadium, stewards took the temperatures of fans and made hand sanitizer available, but few fans wore marks. (Reuters