COVID-19 : Serie A Suspension Extended Till June 14

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On Monday, the Italian Football Federation(FIGC) has confirmed that Serie A season have been further suspended until June 14 amid Coronavirus pandemic.

Earlier, in a video conferencing meeting of all the 20 clubs of Serie A had decided to restart a suspended season from June 13. However, authorities have declared that the league will not resume until June 14.

In its new order, the Italian government has suspended “sporting events and competition of all types and disciplines, in public and private places” until June 14 as a part of “urgent measures to control the spread of coronavirus pandemic throughout the national territory”.

Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte already gave permission to the club’s to start their training from Monday.

The league has been suspended since March because of coronavirus pandemic which has taken 3.2 lakh lives so far all over the world.

All the players of Serie A club’s tested negative of coronavirus except two players who have been quarantine.

“At the end of the exams, all the members of the team tested negative for the two swabs for COVID-19 performed within 24 hours, except for two players who tested positive for the first swab and negative for the second,” the club had said in a statement.

“The athletes – both in excellent physical and asymptomatic conditions – were however placed in immediate isolation and the team will constantly monitor them,” it added.

While England’s Premier League and Spain’s La Liga are yet to decide on their resume date. On Saturday, Bundesliga becomes the first football league to return after suspension and matches will played behind the closed doors.

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