Serie A To Be Suspended Over Covid-19 Surge

The Serie A could be suspended for two weeks after a surge in coronavirus cases emerged.

Genoa alone have announced 14 positive tests among players and staff.

That means Napoli, who beat Genoa 6-0 last weekend, will have to self-isolate until they have returned negative tests.

The Italian government and ministry of sport are working together to decide how best to combat any clusters of the virus in the Italian top flight league.

But another outbreak along the same lines of this one could lead to football being brought to a halt.

According to Italian news outlet Corriere della Sera, a suspension by chiefs is one of the options under consideration.

An international break kicks in next week so an immediate two-week stop of matches would disrupt fixtures scheduled for this weekend.

Genoa’s game against Napoli on Sunday was delayed by several hours after first choice keeper Mattia Perin tested positive the day before.

It was later confirmed midfielder Lasse Schone had also contracted the virus.

And it was yesterday confirmed that 14 in all had Covid-19.

A statement read: “After today’s tests, the number of COVID-19 positive employees has risen to 14 team members and staff.

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“The club has activated all the procedures according to the protocol and informed the authorities. The club will provide updates as the situation evolves.”

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