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Premier League to continue when new UK lockdown begins

Robbie Earle and Tim Howard go around the Premier League to relive Saturday's slate, including a late win for Liverpool that sent the champions back atop the table.

The Premier League will not be interrupted and games will continue to be played as scheduled after the United Kingdom’s new national lockdown goes into effect beginning this Thursday, Nov. 5.

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The impending lockdown, which will be the UK’s second official shutdown in 2020 due to a surging number of new COVID-19 cases, is set to last until Dec. 2. The Premier League, just as virtually every other sports league around the world, shut down for three months, from March to June, when COVID-19 first began to spread quickly.

Per Sky News in the UK, the Premier League and other elite sports will be allowed to continue their respective operations during the lockdown period “due to the testing regimes in place for professional sportspeople.”

As such, games will continue to be played without fans in attendance. People in the UK will only be allowed to leave their homes “for specific reasons, such as education, work or food shopping.”

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