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LOCKDOWN ON WAY- BUT CELTIC AT IBROX STILL ON

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CELTIC’S Premiership visit to Ibrox on Sunday is STILL scheduled to go ahead.

A capacity crowd is guaranteed in Govan as the champions look for their second win at the venue this season as they aim to extend their 13-point advantage on the way to nine in a row.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, reacting to the coronavirus outbreak, revealed earlier that she would advise events with more than 500 people be cancelled as of next week.

However, with the Glasgow derby confrontation taking place this weekend, it will almost certainly miss the ruling. That situation could, of course, change within the next 24 hours.

There had been fears that the game may have to be played behind closed doors, but that never looked a likely solution.

However, Scotland Europa 2020 play-off semi-final against Isreal, which is due to be played in front of a 50,000 sell-out crowd at Hampden a fortnight tonight, is in serious doubt.

The entire Scottish football programme will be hit as the government prepare to change their level of action on the pandemic.

Supporters being packed into a tight vicinity has potentially disastrous consequences for the spread of the deadly condition that has killed over six per cent of those infected in Italy.

Future announcements will be made in due course.

 
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