Travel ban to a Serie A club affected by COVID


Italy’s Serie A face their first COVID-19-imposed game hiatus this season after an outbreak in Salernitana prevented the bottom of the squad from moving for their game against Udinese on Tuesday.

Salernitana said in a statement that the local health authority in Salerno had requested a suspension of activity and banned their participation in sporting events after the appearance of positive cases within the team.

The league body has yet to comment and the game is still officially scheduled for Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. local time.

Salernitana are at the bottom of Serie A with eight points, while Udinese are 14th with 20 points.

Meanwhile, Serie A team Napoli have confirmed that their captain Lorenzo Insigne has tested positive for COVID-19.

“The player will undergo a period of isolation at home. The team, following indications from the local health authority, have carried out a series of swab tests and the results will be announced at the end of the afternoon,” said Tuesday a press release from the club.

The Italy international has been central to Napoli’s Serie A title challenge this season, scoring four goals in 15 league appearances and helping Luciano Spalletti’s side climb to second place, four points behind. leader Inter Milan.

Insigne will miss Napoli’s home game against Spezia, who face relegation on Wednesday, their last game before a two-week break.


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