Mayor of London gives his verdict on Chelsea hosting games at Stamford Bridge despite coronavirus

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The Premier League is making plans to resume in June, with the league having been suspended since March 9 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The coronavirus outbreak is still ongoing, but UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has given the green light for football to resume, albeit without fans in attendance as games will be played behind closed doors until a cure is found for the virus.

London has been hit particularly hard by the deadly disease, with fatalities in the thousands, and the mayor of London Sadiq Kahn who is a Liverpool fan, has insisted that it’s too early for football to resume in the capital.

His spokesman told the Evening Standard: “Sadiq is extremely keen for the Premier League and professional sport in general to resume.

“However, with the country still in the grips of this crisis, and hundreds of people dying every day, he believes that it is too early to be discussing the resumption of the Premier League and top-flight sport in the capital.

“As a Liverpool fan, Sadiq of course wants the Premier League to return, but it can only happen when it is safe to do so, and it cannot place any extra burden on the NHS and emergency services.”

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