Fiorentina confirm 6 coronavirus cases
It could be a while before we see some Serie A action going by recent events. Fiorentina have announced that 6 of their staff have tested positive for coronavirus.
As of Thursday evening, Italy have announced over 215,000 positive cases of the virus with at least 30,000 losing their lives. It can be recalled that the Serie A has been suspended for close to two months due to the pandemic.
Regardless, all the clubs in the league have voted in support of the completion of the remaining fixtures in the 2019/20 season with training sessions approved this week as there has been a drop in new cases of the virus in the country.
Meanwhile, in a bid to ensure that there is no further spread at top-flight clubs, maximum safety measures will be adopted and all players will be medically cleared before they can join their teammates in training.
However, the process at Fiorentina has resulted in the discovery of more cases earlier today. The club released an official statement disclosing that three members of the first-team squad, as well as three individuals amongst the staff, have tested positive for COVID-19.
‘Following the laboratory checks carried out yesterday afternoon, ACF Fiorentina announces that 3 athletes and 3 from the technical-health staff have tested positive for COVID-19.’
‘The club has proceeded, as per protocol, to isolate those involved.’
‘The rest of the group are scheduled to undergo medical and fitness examinations prior to the start of the optional activity in the field.’
This news is emerging less than 24 hours after another Serie A club Torino announced that one of the club’s stars has tested positive for COVID-19.