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Serie A’s 13th June restart hinges on government easing quarantine rules

Getty ImagesSerie A, Italy's top-flight soccer league, is working towards a restart date of 13th June but the plan hinges on convincing the Italian government to soften its quarantine rules. Serie A clubs issued a statement on 12th May concerning their restart plans, as they seek to complete the 2019/20 campaign which was suspended in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. Italy, and in particular the region of Lombardy, suffered significantly from the Covid-19 outbreak. Coronavirus: News, views and insights during the Covid-19 pandemicTeam training has been given the go-ahead to return on 18th May, and now Serie A clubs have a season start date to work to. However, the medical committee for the Italian Football Federation (FIGC), the country's national soccer body, is seeking an amendment to current government protocol which states that an entire squad must be quarantined for 14 days in the event of a single player or staff member testing positive. If the positive finding occurred once action has resumed, it would also mean the team’s last opponents having to isolate as well, conditions which would almost certainly make it impossible for the competition to go ahead.

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