Boris Johnson "will slow fans' return to sport"

BREAKING NEWS: Boris Johnson slows fans' return to sport as spectators are now excluded from cricket, snooker and race test events for another two weeks. The football has to wait longer for the spectators to return

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will hold back his plans to allow viewers to return to sporting events as fears of coronavirus infection rates are worsening.

The fans' return to the grounds and stadiums was scheduled for October, but it is now planned to reduce the limited number of spectators in the Crucible for the World Snooker Championship, Goodwood and the Oval.

Sports games in the Premier League and English cricket were played behind closed doors, with the virus still a major problem across the country. Given the increase in the R number in the UK – the number that proves the infection rate – it is expected that plans for test events will be put on hold.

In a statement on Twitter, Goodwood Racecourse announced that permission to conduct a pilot test with viewers was revoked on Saturday.

& # 39; The government has informed the race director in the past hour that it has withdrawn permission for a pilot event with customers to proceed to Goodwood tomorrow. The race on August 1st continues like the last four days of the meeting behind closed doors. & # 39;

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will delay the relaxation of coronavirus restrictions, meaning plans to get viewers back to sporting events will be delayed