On Monday, the Italy Prime Minister Guiseppe Conte announced the suspension of Italian football league Serie A and Serie B along with all other programs due to the Corona virus outbreak throughout the nation. Italy are most effected region after China.
As per the announcement, all public gatherings have been banned, and travel is now limited to essential work or family reasons only.
Previously, the Serie A was allowed to play behind the closed door but the rapid growth rate of the Corona virus obliged the Italy government to take that bold decision. The league will will be suspended for at least a month.
“There is no more time, the numbers tell us there is a significant increase in the contagion, in intensive care and the deaths. Our habits have to change, we must sacrifice something for the good of all of Italy. This is why we will adopt even more stringent measures.
“I will sign the new decree, which can be summed up with the phrase ‘I am staying at home.’ There are no more red zones, there is just an Italy that is protected.
“We must avoid travel unless for proven work reasons, health reasons or other necessities. We ban large public gatherings.
“We also have more stringent measures in mind for sporting events. Serie A and all sporting tournaments in general are suspended. All the fans must accept that. There is no reason for these competitions to continue.”
-Guiseppe Conte; source: Football Italia
Italy is also one of the host nation for the UEFA Euro Cup 2020 and with the outbreak of the virus in the nation, Euro Cup matches in Italy remains in doubt.