The Italian Serie A was suspended on March 9, after Prime Minister Guiseppe Conte banned events with large gatherings such as sporting activities in order to curtail the widespread of the Coronavirus pandemic across the country. After a long time away from footballing activities, Serie A is now scheduled to resume on June 13, 2020.
On Wednesday, May 13, 2020, Lega Serie A confirmed June 13 as the scheduled date for resuming the 2019/2020 season after a videoconferencing meeting was held by The League’s General Assembly.
The announcement came after the Italian Football Federation (FIGC), accepted a request to adjust the League’s medical protocols to work more like that of the government. This adjustment means an entire team would be placed in a 14-day quarantine if any of each team’s player tests positive for Covid-19.
Earlier this month, Italian teams were given the permission to return to their respective training grounds for individual work out sessions only, with group training sessions set out to resume on Monday, May 18.
Since the outbreak of the global pandemic, Italy has been one of the countries most hit by the virus, with quite a number of Serie A players infected. Just recently, three Fiorentina players, three other members of the team’s workforce, and a Torino player tested positive for the Coronavirus.
Italian Minister of Sports, Vincenzo Spadafora, confirmed that it had reached a compromise with the necessary organizations to ensure the safety of everyone as plans to conclude the current season has begun.
With twelve regular games and four outstanding fixtures left to play, Serie A Champions, Juventus currently sits at the top of the League table with just one point above Lazio.