Italian football could be dramatically suspended as 14 team members and staff test positive for coronavirus at Genoa club

Serie A could be dramatically suspended for two weeks after 14 team members and staff tested positive for coronavirus at Genoa club.

The 14 team members and staff at the Italian club returned positive results on Monday after their 6-0 defeat to Napoli on Sunday.

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

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

Genoa did not name the players but the club will push to postpone their upcoming match against Torino, even if the league plays on.

‘I think we will ask for the postponement,’ Genoa sporting director Daniele Faggiano said. ‘We can’t train.’

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



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