Spanish soccer’s top flight division La Liga can return to action from June 8 after being disrupted by the novel coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Saturday.
All organized soccer in Spain was provisionally suspended on March 12 although clubs in the top two divisions have since returned to group training.
For all the latest coronavirus news visit our dedicated page
La Liga has yet to officially confirm a date on which it will resume, although president Javier Tebas had said previously he hoped the season could do so from June 12.
“Spain has done what it needed to do and now new horizons can open for everyone. The time has come to recover many of our daily activities. From June 8 La Liga will be able to return,” Sanchez said on Saturday.
Coronavirus: Cars, motor-bikes out honking horns as far-right protests erupt in Spain
“Spanish football has a huge following but it will not be the only recreation activity that will return.”
Spain is one of the countries worst-affected by the coronavirus outbreak, with more than 28,000 deaths and more than 234,000 cases of infection diagnosed. But the daily death toll has been steadily declining, with only 56 deaths registered on Friday.
Spain has also begun to relax one of Europe’s strictest lockdowns, with the provinces of Madrid and Barcelona set to allow gatherings of up to 10 people from Monday as they move into the first phase of a de-escalation.
Spain will reopen for international tourism from July: PMSpain will reopen to international tourism from July, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Saturday. The country is emerging from one of ... Coronavirus
Coronavirus: Cars, motor-bikes out honking horns as far-right protests erupt in SpainThousands of cars and motor-bikes honking horns and waving Spanish flags drove in procession through Madrid on Saturday as part of a nation-wide ... Coronavirus
Study predicts coronavirus ‘hidden period’, end date in US, UK, Italy, Spain, FranceA study by a Ukrainian professor predicted that the coronavirus pandemic will end no earlier than March 2021 and that the COVID-19 virus will infect ... Coronavirus
Coronavirus: Spain requires masks in public, even for childrenSpain has made it compulsory for all citizens, including children over six, to wear masks in public spaces as one of Europe's strictest coronavirus ... Coronavirus