The Chinese basketball league is set to allow limited numbers of spectators into games on Sunday before being fully open to fans starting July 31 for playoff games in Qingdao.
The Chinese Basketball Association released a statement saying that medical professionals, teachers, and police and public security officers will be eligible in the first intake of fans since the league resumed last month following a lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The league said that starting July 31, fans older than 12 "who have missed the stadium will have the opportunity to enter the Qingdao Guoxin Sports Center Diamond Stadium to cheer for their favorite teams and players."
Fans will have to buy tickets through an online registration system on a "one ticket, one certificate" basis within 48 hours of testing negative for COVID-19.
Physical distancing measures will be in place inside the stadium, and spectators will have to show identification, wear face masks and undergo body temperature testing before entry.