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Serie A & the Coronavirus

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte addressed the suspensions during a television address Monday, confirming that all sporting events will be halted along with the entire country undergoing lock-down.



Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte addressed the suspensions during a television address Monday, confirming that all sporting events will be halted along with the entire country undergoing lockdown.


After playing in empty stadiums, players will have to wait until possibly April 3rd before the ban is lifted.


Italy’s outbreak has caused a large shutdown across the country. As of Monday, Italy has over 9,000 coronavirus cases with over 450 deaths and only 724 cases fully recovered (https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/italy/). Nine percent of these active cases are in serious or critical condition, totalling to 733 cases while 7,252 are in mild condition.


America has, as of Monday night, 236 cases nationwide and 26 total deaths. There have been 11 Illinois cases so far, some being in the Chicagoland area.


The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that the virus is highly contagious, undergoing “community spread which means people have been infected with the virus in an area,” but some people have gotten the virus but are not sure how they have become infected.


In America, for most people the immediate exposure risk is low and hasn’t spread nationally. There are still a large number of states that do not have cases.


The CDC recommends “taking everyday preventive actions to help stop the spread of germs.” Older people should take special precautions according to the CDC because they are at more of a risk of developing serious cases.


Younger, healthier people can get the virus but can also be healthy enough to not need a hospital stay. If one finds themselves in that position, they are encouraged to isolate at home during their illness.


To learn more about Coronavirus prevention, follow the link: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html


To read more about the Serie A ban, follow the link:

https://www.espn.com/soccer/italian-serie-a/story/4071104/serie-a-all-sport-in-italy-expected-to-be-halted-due-to-coronavirus