Euro 2020

LIVE Coronavirus, two more infections in Florence and Palermo – Euro 2020

by: Adam Smith


CORONAVIRUS SERIES – Stops in North Italy because of the Coronavirus. Like schools and other public events, football must step back in the face of a national emergency so felt and dangerous. This weekend, four games of Serie A, while contagion numbers continue to increase.



8:30 a.m. – First case of positive swab for coronavirus in Tuscany, Florence. This would be a 60-year-old entrepreneur who has companies in the East. The patient was transferred to the infectious diseases department of the Ponte hospital in Niccheri. As reported by La Repubblica, the tourist from Bergamo on holiday in Palermo who was admitted to the Brain Hospital last night for check-ups after showing flu symptoms. Quarantine has been arranged for the woman’s group of friends and for people who have been in close contact with tourists. The latest budget in Italy speaks of 229 infected and seven dead, all elderly already weakened by other diseases.


9:30 p.m. – Leave behind closed doors in areas affected by the Coronavirus emergency. This was communicated by the Vincenzo Spadafora, Minister for Youth Policy and Sport, who spoke on the microphones of Tg2 at the end of the Council of Ministers. These are his words: “There are already measures in place that prohibit events until next Sunday, initially for Lombardy, Veneto and Piedmont, now with this dpcm we have also expanded to Friuli Venezia Giulia, Emilia Romagna and Liguria. In these regions, the ban on transgaming.orging events remains, for some events we have given the willingness to carry them out behind closed doors”. He added that the measure “has not been extended to the rest of Italy because there are no conditions for taking serious measures.” The decree will be signed between tonight and tomorrow morning.

8 p.m. – The death toll in Italy rises to 7: as reported by, it would be a 62-year-old man who died in Como. His condition was aggravated by previous conditions.

5:20 p.m. – The President of the Serie A League has ordered that the races of the sixth day of the return of the Spring 1 Championship, scheduled for Thursday 27 February, Friday 28 February, Saturday 29 February and Sunday 1 March 2020, due to the Coronavirus emergency, will be dis allowed Saturday, April 11, 2020. Advances and postponements of the sixth day of return, together with the relevant television programming, will be announced at a later date.

3:47 p.m. – The president of Figc Gabriel Gravina At a press conference he said: “This morning we got to inform the council about the meeting we had in the morning with the medical task force considered the coronavirus. With all our national teams, in particular the youth teams, we will limit ourselves to a monitored and monitored activity. We cancelled some scheduled internships like the Under 19 internship. We want to support our championships. We have decided for the Pro League to postpone midweek and the races of the ninth and tenth day of Group A and B. Everything that involves moving to critical areas we have decided to stop activities. I forwarded an official request to Minister Hope in the morning for The official race on Thursday of Inter and we are waiting for a response from the Government for the arrangement of the race behind closed doors and we expect a positive signal. Then there were important issues this morning about the delicate moment in our country and without creating forms of scaremongering, we asked to coordinate in the best possible way the different ordinances that are issued at the regional level. We asked to be able to play the games behind closed doors in Serie A, which should happen as early as the next day. Closing transgaming.orgs facilities? The risk is not so much the postponement of a match, but the whole blockage of the system that leads the boys to train every day. We are waiting for a response from the Government.”

3:00 p.m. – As Adnkronos learns, we are heading towards playing football matches behind closed doors, in areas at risk of Coronavirus infection, rather than suspending the Coronavirus Serie A. This, government sources report, would be the proposal that the Minister Vincenzo Spadafora advanced to the premier Joseph Conte already last night and on which the government would seem to converge

2:40 p.m. – Talking about Juventus-Inter behind closed doors is not taboo. Not even for the president of Juventus, Andrea Agnelli, host of Radio24: “At this time the priority is the protection of public health, on the basis of this assumption there is an ongoing dialogue with the authorities, but whatever determination will be made, it is important that it is to protect public health.” The calendar is extremely cloged, Agnelli continued, the result of previous choices starting with the start of the late championship and the Christmas break. Of course we are in trouble now but, I repeat, we will adapt to what the relevant authorities will decide.”

2:30 p.m. – Sixth victim in Italy: she is a woman of Crema, patient oncology with a clinical picture already compromised.

2:24 p.m. – “Necessary security measures, we are in a state of alarm with two outbreaks in Veneto and Lombardy and we must avoid becoming an epidemic for the whole of Italy”. On Radio Punto New intervened Walter Ricciardi, member of the Oms Executive Council, adviser to the Minister Hope For the Coronavirus consultant Cones. “The first strategy is not to bring together people in whom they are in close contact with each other, albeit outdoors, as at the stadium – explains Ricciardi – I have just been appointed by Minister Hope as his adviser and I am a consultant Coni, I advised in the As a “heal th technician and as a transgaming.orgs person who plays behind closed doors is the right way to make sure that the league is not distorted. It’s a measure taken for at least the next two weeks.” “From Rome down can you play? It is not said, we do not want to involve the Central-South – continues Ricciardi – People are afraid and wrong, they panic: out of 100 people, 80 heal, 20% can have serious consequences, 2% critical. It is a syndrome caused by a virus, which causes flu-like symptoms, but the consequences are more serious, it is not a trivial flu”.

2 p.m. – The president of the Serie A Football League, Paolo Dal Pino, has just sent a letter to the Government, through the Minister of Sport, Spadafora, the Interior, Lamorgese, and the Health League, Hope, to ask that in the territories considered at risk coronavirus football matches are not suspended, but are played behind closed doors. The news agency learns this. It is a formal act, which the League of Clubs motivates in the letter with the “calendar already saturated with commitments” and the need for the competitions to be concluded “by 24 May since the start of the next European Football Championships”.

1:46 p.m. – Updated hospitalization data at 12 o’clock according to the Ministry of Health. There are 213 people infected, 99 admissions, 23 cases of intensive care and 91 cases of home isolation.

1:45 p.m. – Juventus stock collapses on the stock exchange and in these minutes loses 11% to 1.01 euros. The performance of the accounts released last Friday, where losses of more than 50 million were recorded, also weighed further. The title also has the possible fallout from missed revenue related to the possible suspension of many games.

12:55 p.m. – The Football Federation will ask the government for permission to play football matches behind closed doors in regions where the blockade of transgaming.orging events has been imposed due to the emergency related to the Coronavirus in northern Italy, until 1 March. This is the indication that comes from the Federal Council in progress at Rome. The matches involved are also Inter-Ludogorets, New 27Europa League in addition to Juve-Inter, a big match of the next day, for which the postponement to Monday has been ruled out.

12:15 p.m. – The death toll in Italy of Coronavirus rises to five. This was said by the head of the Civil Protection Angelo Borrelli pointing out that the fifth victim is an 88-year-old adult of Caselle Lanne, lombardy.

11:35 a.m. – As reported by Il Fatto daily, in Lombardy 167 cases of Coronavirus. 10% are in the most critical situation and 50% at home because they are asymptomatic.

11:00 a.m. – L’Eu updates coronavirus risk assessment at medium-high. TheEcdc, the European Centre for Disease Control, increased the risk assessment of clusters similar to those in ItaLia, associated with COVID-19, in other Countries OfEu and in the United Kingdom.

Hours 10:20 – As reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport, the dates of the recoveries of the races postponed for the Coronavirus. For Atalanta-Sampdoria March 18 is thought to be the first time Verona-Cagliari And Turin-Parma 11 March. A very complicated situation Inter-Sampdoria, given the many commitments of the Nerazzurri. The first available date at the moment is May 13, but Marotta proposed to play the postponed match next week, thus shifting the return of Coppa Italia against the Naples.

Hours 9:45 – At 10 a.m., the meeting in Figc, convened by the President Gabriel Gravina to analyze the emergency situation Coronavirus and give precise indications about the activity of the National Teams. At 12 o’clock, also at the headquarters of the Figc, instead, it will be held on Federal Council, to which the results of the meeting will be exposed. Professors attend the meeting Paul Zeppilli And Andrea Ferretti, Dr. Carmine Costabile and Prof. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a professor Roberto Cauda, director of the clinical area and the complex operating unit of microbiology and infectious diseases of the Gemini Polyclinic a Rome.

Hours 8:45 – The fourth Italian victim of the Coronavirus. This is an 84-year-old man who was hospitalized Bergamo. To give the news Julius Gallera, Alderman to the Welfare of the Lombardy intervened specifically in Agorà on Rai 3.

Hours 8:35 – According to Alessio Di Francesco of Radio Radio on Twitter, the League Of Serie A would be thinking of playing the next day of the championship behind closed doors. It would be impossible to think of recovering all the matches in the event of further postponements.

Hours 8:00 – The Serie A postpones already Udinese-Fiorentina next Saturday. This is the decision taken by the League football, given the geographical contiguity of the Friuli a Lombardy And Veneto, that is, the Italian regions most affected by the Coronavirus.