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Ukraine will let spectators return for football matches up to a quarter of stadia capacity after a three-month pause due to the coronavirus, says Ukrainian Football Association head Andriy Pavelko.

Ukraine has eased restrictions since May to help the economy, but the government has still been extending the lockdown monthly, requiring people to wear masks and adhere to strict norms in public places, according to Reuters.

In a Facebook post, Pavelko wrote that the health minister "has just approved the admission of spectators in a test mode at matches which will take place on July 25 and 29."

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Stadia could be 25% full, with a possibility to move up to 50% if the tests go well, he said, citing government guidelines.

There was no immediate confirmation from the ministry.

Ukraine has relatively low numbers of coronavirus cases and deaths compared to western European counterparts. But infections have spiked in recent weeks.

Ukrainian clubs restarted playing from May 30 without fans.