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Athletes banned from group training as Italy extends lockdown

AFP
Published Apr 2, 2020, 9:36 am IST
Updated Apr 2, 2020, 9:36 am IST
'Events and sporting competitions of all kinds and disciplines are suspended, in public or private places'
A worker sprays disinfectant to sanitize Duomo square in downtown Milan, Italy, after lockdown was extended on Tuesday. AP Photo
 A worker sprays disinfectant to sanitize Duomo square in downtown Milan, Italy, after lockdown was extended on Tuesday. AP Photo

Rome: Italian footballers and athletes will not be allowed to train together as Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced the extension of the country's lockdown until April 13.

All sport in Italy had been suspended from early March until April 3 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic which has killed 13,115 people in the country.

 

Conte said in a televised address to the nation on Wednesday that the lockdown would be extended and would now also include training sessions.

"Events and sporting competitions of all kinds and disciplines are suspended, in public or private places," Conte said.

"Training sessions for professional and non-professional athletes are also suspended within all types of sports facilities."

Athletes can continue to train individually.

"We are starting to see positive results. If we start loosening our measures now, all our efforts will have been in vain," the Prime Minister added.

 

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Location: Italy, Latium, Roma




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