U.K. Could See Live Sports Resume Behind Closed Doors: The Sun

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The U.K. could see live sports resumed with Prime Minister Boris Johnson briefed on plans for soccer matches to be played behind closed doors, The Sun newspaper reported citing government sources.

The hope is the return of sporting events would help boost national morale, the newspaper reported. It would also allow England’s suspended Premier League season to be finished and open the transfer window that’s been frozen since the March 23 lockdown across the country.

But the U.K. must first pass the five tests for easing restrictions before sports can be played behind closed doors, according to the report. It’s set to be among topics up for discussion ahead of the next review deadline on May 7.

As strict social-distancing measures remain in place across the globe, major events from the Olympics in Japan to the Wimbledon tennis tournament have been delayed or canceled.

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