Italian Government revokes rule on allowing supporters in matches after an increase of coronavirus cases
- Italy is closing stadiums again after a small number of fans were allowed to return
- A new Government rule comes into effect on Monday for at least a month
- It eliminates allowing up to 1,000 spectators at stadiums for football games
- Move is part of a series of new measures put into place after rise in Covid cases
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Italian Government revokes rule on allowing supporters in matches after an increase of coronavirus cases.
Italy is shutting its stadiums to fans again just one month after 1,000 supporters had been allowed to return to sporting venues.
A new Government decree that will come 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 reached more than 21,000 on Sunday.
The 2019-20 Serie A season was finished without fans last season during the restart, but the Government decided last month to allow a maximum of 1,000 fans into stadiums.
The new rule says professional games are allowed in outdoor venues ‘without fans in attendance.’
It was revealed last week that the Government will take the ‘earliest opportunity’ to consider the return of football fans to stadiums after putting the brakes on the October plan.
However there is still no timeframe for discussions as clubs continue to feel the financial effects of a lack of matchday revenue.