Italy going back to games with no fans in stadiums due to rising coronavirus cases

The new decree says professional games are allowed in outdoor venues “without fans in attendance.”

The Associated Press October 25, 2020 19:34:05 IST
Italy going back to games with no fans in stadiums due to rising coronavirus cases

File image of Juventus Stadium. AFP

Rome: Italy is shutting its stadiums to fans again.

A new government decree that will go into effect on Monday for at least a month eliminates the current rule allowing up to 1,000 spectators at stadiums for football games and other sports.

The move is part of a series of new measures put into place after new virus cases in the country approached 20,000 over the past two days.

Serie A was finished without fans last season during the restart. Then the government decided last month to allow a maximum of 1,000 spectators into stadiums.

The new decree says professional games are allowed in outdoor venues “without fans in attendance.”

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