Israel's soccer leagues to resume under restrictions

Source: Xinhua| 2020-05-07 01:53:47|Editor: huaxia

JERUSALEM, May 6 (Xinhua) -- Israel's professional soccer leagues will return to action on May 30, after being stopped in early March because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The announcement was made by the state's Ministry of Sports and the Israeli Professional Football Leagues organization on Wednesday.

The permit to play includes the two professional leagues in Israel, the Premier League, which will resume on May 30, and the National League, which will resume on June 1.

Earlier, on May 10, the clubs' trainings are expected to restart.

Under the terms approved by Israel's Ministry of Health and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the matches will be held behind closed doors.

All players will also be required to stay in complete home quarantine for the entire training and match period, excluding traveling for trainings and matches.

Also, all players will be required to undergo daily temperature and symptom testing.

However, if the morbidity level in Israel rises during May, resuming league matches will be reconsidered. Enditem