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Sport Coronavirus: Leicester City home games unaffected by local lockdown

00:30  01 july  2020
00:30  01 july  2020 Source:   goal.com

Premier League could move or postpone Leicester home games

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Leicester has become the first city in the UK to be put under a local lockdown , after a rise in cases of coronavirus . The new government plans will apply to the city of Leicester , as well as some surrounding areas including, Oadby, Birstall and Glenfield.

The city of Leicester has been placed under local lockdown but the surrounding areas such as Oadby, Birstall and Glenfield are also included. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said exact details of which wards in Leicestershire are included in the new lockdown measures will be published

Leicester City's King Power Stadium © Getty Images Leicester City's King Power Stadium

Leicester City have confirmed Premier League games will still go ahead at the King Power Stadium despite the region being placed under a local lockdown.

A spike in COVID-19 cases in Leicester led to the government extending the restrictions on the city on Monday.

The measures will last for at least two weeks and apply to the city centre and a number of suburbs.

The Foxes, however, have confirmed their three remaining home fixtures – against Crystal Palace, Sheffield United and Manchester United – will go ahead as planned.

"The club has consulted with local authorities, its Safety Advisory Group and the Premier League, following Monday night's government announcement relative to coronavirus measures in Leicester," a statement read.

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"All parties remain entirely satisfied that, through the continued implementation of our COVID operations plan, the club's football operations can continue to safely function under existing protocols and, in doing so, there will be no greater risk posed to club personnel, visiting teams or our surrounding communities.

"Consequently, first team training will continue at Belvoir Drive and our forthcoming Premier League fixtures remain unaffected.

"The club remains agile to the evolving nature of the situation and suitable continuity arrangements are in place in the event we are required to deviate from our existing protocols."

Leicester travel to Everton on Wednesday before welcoming Roy Hodgson's Palace on Saturday.

Coronavirus: Government criticised for taking 11 days to enforce Leicester lockdown .
The government has been criticised for taking 11 days to reimpose a coronavirus lockdown in Leicester. Health secretary Matt Hancock announced in the House of Commons on Monday evening that restrictions would return to the East Midlands city and its surrounding areas. Non-essential shops are closed from Tuesday while schools will shut their doors to most pupils from Thursday. People are also being told to avoid all but essential travel to, from, and within Leicester and should stay at home as much as possible.There have been questions from politicians and businesses amid confusion about how exactly the Leicester lockdown will work.

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