Serie A Could Be Paused Over COVID-19

Serie A Could Be Paused As Genoa Records 14 COVID-19 Cases

Serie A could be suspended for two weeks in a bid to control the growing numbers of Covid-19 cases according to reports emanating from Italy.

The reports come after 14 Genoa players in the Serie A tested positive for the virus on Sunday, though AC Milan forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic tested positive as well.

Serie A club, Genoa announced that after their loss to Napoli on Sunday, 14 players tested positive for the virus. Until their test results are negative, they will now have to self-isolate. According to reports, the Napoli team that defeated them would also do so.

Genoa’s sporting director Daniele Faggiano confirmed the club would seek a postponement to their game against Torino if fixtures continue as normal.

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Meanwhile, Premier League clubs recorded 10 positive cases of coronavirus in the latest round of testing.

The confirmed cases came from a total of 1,595 players and staff tested between September 21 and September 27.

It is the highest number of positive results for a single week within the 2020-21 season and an increase of seven from the last week’s tests.

The previous highest figure for the season was four, which were recorded between September 7 and 13.

The latest figures include three at West Ham, which were confirmed by the club last Tuesday.

Manager David Moyes and players Issa Diop and Josh Cullen have all been quarantining following positive tests.


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