An England cricket fan who waited 10 months in Sri Lanka to watch his team play is escorted away by police before a ball had been bowled in the first Test. Rob Lewis, who decided to stay in the country after the original tour was aborted over the coronavirus last March, tried to watch the game from the historic ramparts of Galle Fort, a vantage point which overlooks the city's cricket ground. But he was ordered off there just after the national anthems. The game was held behind closed doors because of the pandemic.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Saturday that millions of people in London and southeast England would have to cancel Christmas plans and stay home, owing to a new strain of virus that is spreading far more quickly.
The new football season in England starts this weekend, and fans all over the world are eagerly expecting their teams in action. But as the world gradually adjusts to the new normal brought about by the Coronavirus epidemic, football fans should brace up for changes as the PL kicks off.