Elite sports competitions, including the Premier League, could continue in England despite the new full lock National Ordinance issued by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, on Monday (4). This measure was taken to control the outbreak of infection caused by a more contagious type of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
The UK currently has more than 2.65 million confirmed cases of covid-19, with more than 75,000 deaths. A new daily record of 58,784 new coronavirus cases was reported on Monday.
England followed neighboring Scotland in implementing a strict policy full lock With instructions to residents to stay at home, while allowing professional sports competitions to continue.
Outdoor sports facilities, including open gyms, tennis courts and golf courses, will be closed, and team sports, other than elite professional sports such as the English Premier League, will not be permitted.
In football, the League Cup semi-final matches will be held next Tuesday and Wednesday, followed by the third round of the FA Cup, which begins next Friday.
The Premier League will also have to deal with conflicting dates after four matches were postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak at Newcastle United, Manchester City and Fulham.
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