- The Premier League was among those across Europe suspended following the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic
- Plans are understood to underway to have the 2019/20 campaign resume behind closed doors
- But a new coronavirus-busting technology could be secret to having football lockdown for fans lifted
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Premier League fans could make a return to stadiums sooner than expected despite coronavirus threat, all thanks to CleanTech - sanitising pods developed for a Hong Kong exhibition centre.
Action is yet to resume in the EPL following the global outbreak of coronavirus pandemic that saw sporting activities suspended.
But reports suggest plans are now underway to ensure the resumption of the 2019/20 campaign, but under stringent measures.
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The guidelines include matches being played behind closed doors without the presence of fans to curb the spread of the virus.
A new invention of sanitising pods could be key to having that measure lifted and fans allowed back into stadiums.
The Sun reports the virus-busting technology is a three-in-one disinfection machine which sees individuals walk through a pod before gaining entry into the venue.
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Fans would first be required to stand in front of a screen and get their temperature checked, with those with higher temperatures not allowed to go any further.
Those approved to have recommended temperatures will go on to the 'Sanitising Tunnel' which has a combination of UV light and an air-sanitising and purification spray used to kill off any other germs on clothes or belongings.
The technology is already in line to used to host events at the AsiaWorld-Expo centre. The technology could, in theory, allow stadiums to admit crowds for sporting and entertainment events much sooner than anyone had dared hope.
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