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COVID-19: Premier League to resume June 1

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Edwin Eriye

The English Premier League is tentatively targeting a resumption on June 1 with the view to completing the season over the six weeks before making an August start to the 2020-21 campaign, Sunday Telegraph reports.

The report says the sketchy plan was a “best-case scenario” amid at mitigating the heavy losses clubs are sustaining as they continue to pay wages while football remains shut down because of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

All elite level soccer matches in England, including Premier League, were suspended till April 4 with the stoppage subsequently extended to April 30.

COVID-19, which was initially discovered in China, has now spread across the globe, with 35 recoded cases in Nigeria alone.

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