After a two-week winter break, Bologna has eight players tested positive for covid-19. FC Turin reports six infected footballers and two team members. There are seven players and two other people in Udine. Salernitana, who has nine positively tested players and two team members, must also be quarantined.
Today’s next duel between Juventus Turin and Naples should take place according to plan, although seven players and three team members, including coach Luciano Spalletti, had a positive test in the away team. In total, there are currently over 70 cases of coronavirus infection among footballers in the Italian league.
Despite this, the competition management decided on Wednesday that all matches should take place, so none has yet been officially postponed. Teams Inter, Bergamo, Fiorentina and Venice can thus attend their duels, which will probably be temporarily contaminated 3: 0 in their favor. Only later will it be decided on possible replacement dates.
Due to the spread of coronavirus and its omicron variant, spectator capacity in stadiums has been reduced in Italy since January. Instead of the current maximum of 75 percent, it is now possible to fill the auditorium only by half.