Written By: Frank Raj
Italy has suspended all sporting activities at all levels until April 3 at the earliest, the Italian national Olympics committee (CONI) has announced.
This includes all matches in Serie A, Italy’s highest football division, but does not cover Italian clubs or national teams competing in international competitions such as the Champions League.
The Italian government is now required to issue a specific prime ministerial decree to confirm the decision, added the CONI, which hosted a special meeting of sporting federations on Monday.
Serie A had resumed on Sunday with five games played in empty stadiums. Twelve round of games remains with defending champion Juventus holding a one-point lead over Lazio at the top of the table.
Italy has been the European country worst hit by coronavirus so far, with over 7,000 confirmed cases and more than 450 deaths.