The Italian leader Declared a country-wide lockdown Due to the virus, which means Soccer will also be stopped.
Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte has declared that Serie A is suspended indefinitely as the nation continues to fight to contain the spread of Covid-19.
With the latest figures showing 463 people had died from coronavirus from a total of 9,172 infections, the Italian government has put the nation in lockdown.
The steps, which had already been set up in Italy’s northwest, including prohibiting public gatherings and restricting all movement other than for work and crisis services.
Serie A has had many games lately behind closed doors, such as the Derby D’Italia involving Juventus and Inter, but the new restrictions will make the competition impossible to last.
“There is not any more time, the numbers tell us there’s a substantial gain in the contagion, in intensive care and the deaths,” Conte told a media conference. “Our habits need to change, we have to sacrifice something for the good of all Italy. This is why we’ll adopt even more stringent measures.”
“I will sign the new decree, which is summed up with the phrase’I’m staying at home.’ There are no longer red zones, there’s just an Italy that’s protected.
“We have to avoid travel unless for recognized work reasons, health reasons or other essentials. We prohibit large public gatherings.
“We also have stricter steps in mind for sporting occasions. Serie A and all sporting tournaments generally are suspended. All of the fans need to accept that.”
Italy’s new conditions will come into effect on Tuesday morning and influence the nation’s 60 million population.
The banning of public gatherings will include all sports events and public events, closing theatres and cinemas, gyms, drinking places, funerals and weddings.
Soccer has been considerably influenced by coronavirus with several upcoming European ties to be played behind closed doors this week.
The next leg of this Champions League blockbuster between PSG and Dortmund at France will proceed without fans, while clashes between Sevilla-Roma, Olympiacos-Wolves and Valencia-Atalanta will also see fans locked out.
The future of Euro 2020 is also in question but UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin is optimistic about the championship going ahead.
“We’re dealing with it and we’re confident we can cope with it,” Ceferin stated.
“You do not know how many big concerns we have: we have safety issues, political instability and one is also the virus. Let us try to be optimistic, not consider dark situations — there is time for that later.”