Boris Johnson announces u-turn on fans returning to sport over coronavirus spike fears

Boris Johnson has decided that fans will not be allowed to sporting pilot events, following a spike in coronavirus cases. The Prime Minister had initially planned for pilots to take place from August 1 including cricket at The Oval.

This week up to 1,000 fans were in attendance to watch Surrey’s friendly with Middlesex in one of the events selected for testing.

Yet now that privilege will be wiped away from tomorrow with Johnson set to knuckle down following a slight increase in people testing positive for the virus.

The decision comes after millions were faced with new regulations following a spike in the north of England.

The rules impact residents in Greater Manchester, east Lancashire and parts of West Yorkshire.

Households are no longer allowed to mix with Matt Hancock insistent that the increase was due to people visiting friends and family.


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