By Kristel Satumbaga
The UAAP boys and girls basketball finals scheduled on Monday will be played behind closed doors at The Arena in San Juan City, the league announced.
In a written statement read by UAAP executive director Rebo Saguisag on Sunday, the decision was made due to health precautions brought by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
“This decision was arrived at after due consultation and advice of the different governmental agencies concerned and upon the recommendation of our venue partner,” the statement said.
“The health and safety of our players, teams and fans is paramount.”
The league will be strictly implementing the “No UAAP ID, No Entry Policy” where only the playing teams and essential staff will be allowed entry.
The National University Bullpups and the University of Santo Tomas Junior Tigresses are on the verge of claiming the boys and girls titles after winning Game 1 of their best-of-three finals against Far Eastern University-Diliman and Adamson University.