- Serie A has been suspended due to the outbreak of coronavirus
- The European country has witnessed close to 10,000 cases of the deadly virus
- Matches are expected to return next month provided solution has been provided
The Italian League has been suspended until early next month due to the outbreak of deadly coronavirus across the globe.
This new development was announced by the country's prime minister Giuseppe Conte after a total of 463 had been recorded from the virus since its outbreak.
According to reports, well over 9000 Covid-19 cases have been recorded and that has forced the Italian government to raise the alert level to the top.
Goal.com claims that activities in that part of the European continent are on lockdown pending the time they can proffer solution to the virus ravaging their country.
The report further stated that the Italian government has equally banned all public gatherings -restricting movement other than for work and emergency services.
Juventus and Inter Milan played their rescheduled league game behind closed doors, which was one of the matches that were subjected to be played without their fans.
Meanwhile, the new measures will make the competition stiffer to continue.
"There is no more time, the numbers tell us there is a significant increase in the contagion, in intensive care and the deaths," Conte told a press conference.
"Our habits have to change, we must sacrifice something for the good of all of Italy. This is why we will adopt even more stringent measures."
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"I will sign the new decree, which can be summed up with the phrase ‘I am staying at home.’ There are no more red zones, there is just an Italy that is protected.
"We must avoid travel unless for proven work reasons, health reasons or other necessities. We ban large public gatherings.
"We also have more stringent measures in mind for sporting events. Serie A and all sporting tournaments, in general, are suspended. All the fans must accept that.”
Legit.ng earlier reported Juventus Under-23 team have been thrown into panic amid fear of coronavirus after three players from Serie C side Pianese tested positive for the deadly disease alongside their manager.
The Old Lady's third-tier side played Pianese in their last encounter in which they narrowly cruised to a victory with a lone goal.
Amid reports of coronavirus spread in Italy, three players from their last opponents have now been tested positive for the deadly virus, forcing Juventus to take a strong control measure on their team.
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