- Premier League was among those competitions across Europe to be suspended following the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic
- Plans are underway to have the 2019/20 campaign resume behind closed doors
- But a new coronavirus-busting technology could be secret to having football lockdown for fans lifted
Premier League fans could make a return to stadiums sooner than expected despite coronavirus threat, all thanks to CleanTech - sanitising pods developed for a Hong Kong exhibition centre.
Action is yet to resume in the English for weeks now following the global outbreak of coronavirus pandemic that saw sporting activities grounded.
But reports suggest plans are now underway to ensure the resumption of the 2019/20 campaign, but under stringent measures.
The guidelines include matches being played behind closed doors without presence of fans to curb the spread of the virus.
However, a new invention of sanitising pods could be key to having that measure lifted and fans allowed back into stadiums.
The Sun reports the virus-busting technology is a three-in-one disinfection machine which sees individuals walk through a pod before gaining entry into the venue.
Fans would first be required to stand in front of a screen and get their temperature checked, with those with higher temperatures not allowed to go any further.
Those approved to have recommended temperatures will be let to carry on to the "Sanitising Tunnel" which has a combination of UV light and an air-sanitising and purification spray used to kill off any other germs on clothes or belongings.
The technology is already in line to be used for events at the AsiaWorld-Expo centre.
Earlier Legit.ng reported that Premier League clubs could have the rare chance to make five substitutions in a single match when the season resumes.
The English league is among those across Europe suspended following the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic.
But with clubs gearing up for a possible return to action, FIFA has proposed introduction of a short-term rule change on substitutions.
The EPL had nearly over 10 matches left before the conclusion of the 2019/20 campaign and there are fears over possible player burn-out and injuries when action resumes.
It is for this reason, it has been proposed clubs are allowed up to five substitutions in a single match, up from the usual three.
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