COVID19: Italian Football in Danger of Being Suspended as 14 Players and Staff Test Positive at Genoa
Since 14 team members and staff tested positive for coronavirus at the Genoa club, Serie A could be significantly postponed for two weeks.
After their 6-0 loss to Napoli on Sunday, the 14 squad members and staff at the Italian club returned promising results on Monday.
The club statement read:' The number of COVID-19 positive workers has increased to 14 team members and staff after today's checks.
In compliance with the protocol, the club triggered all the protocols and notified the authorities. As the situation progresses, the club will have notifications.'
Genoa did not name the players however, even though the league plays ahead, the club will push to postpone their upcoming match against Torino.
'I think we're going to apply for a postponement,' said sports director Daniele Faggiano of Genoa. 'We are unable to prepare.'
According to La Repubblica, the Napoli team of Gennaro Gattuso will now have to separate everybody until, after meeting Genoa, the bad tests have passed.
According to La Repubblica, Gennaro Gattuso's Napoli team will now all have to isolate until they have returned negative tests after facing Genoa.
The publication also said that a suspension of the League is one of the options under consideration with the Italian government and the country's ministry of sport working together to decide how best to combat any clusters of the virus in Serie A.