Russian authorities have confirmed that a small number of fans will be allowed into stadiums, as they look to resume the league on June 21.
The league was suspended on March 17 due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the country, but the remaining eight rounds of fixtures are now set to be played.
Russia’s football association has now announced that spectators will be allowed to occupy 10% of stadiums’ seats.
“This is a safe number of fans if all safety measures are observed,” the association said, quoted by the country’s official anti-coronavirus portal.
The Russian Premier League will return on June 21 WITH fans.— B/R Football (@brfootball) May 29, 2020
Stadiums will be allowed to use 10% of their capacities. pic.twitter.com/pDtJ0mTqzY
Russia has the world’s third-largest number of confirmed cases at 379,051, behind the United States and Brazil, but it seems the virus has now been contained.
The league returns with defending champion Zenit having a nine-point lead over Lokomotiv Moscow and Krasnodar at the top of the table.