The English Premier League Cup will receive the fans. The event will be a test for the British government

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According to the English Football Association (EFL), the Premier League Cup Final, which will be held on April 25, will be attended by 8,000 fans. The match between Manchester City and Tottenham, at Wembley Stadium, will be a test for the British government to gauge safety and risk in setting up public events during the pandemic.

Portions of tickets will be allocated to fans of the two finalists. The rest will be sent to specialists from the National Health Service (NHS) and residents of the Brent neighborhood, where Wembley Stadium is located.

“The overall goal of the league has always been to seek the return of the fans to the stadiums as soon as it is safe to do so,” Premier League president Rick Barry said in a press release on Sunday.

In the UK, where anyone over 50 can receive the vaccination, 31 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been applied as of Sunday. This means that 46% of the more than 66 million Britons have received at least the first dose of vaccinations.

In the past 24 hours, only 10 deaths from Covid-19 have been confirmed in the country. In total, about 126,000 Britons have been victims of the Coronavirus. As the number of cases and deaths decreased, the UK began to ease its lockdown. On the twelfth, the open areas of bars and restaurants as well as non-essential stores will be back in business. In addition, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to announce the resumption of international travel, which is currently banned.

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