Wednesday March 18 2020
Brescia employees have coronavirus

Brescia have gone from trying to break the curfew by calling in sacked coaches to locking down their offices until March 28 after two employees tested positive for coronavirus, but are still incredibly trying to organise training sessions.

The club had been angrily attacked by the AIAC (Italian Association of Coaches) for attempting to get the fitness staff of fired coaches Eugenio Corini and Fabio Grosso to come into the training ground for fitness sessions with players.

They insisted this would’ve maintained social distancing by having them work in small groups, but simply travelling to the training ground would itself have been inadvisable for players and staff.

Now Brescia Calcio have been given no choice, as a statement confirmed two of their employees have tested positive for coronavirus.

The headquarters and training ground will therefore be shut down until at least March 28 and cleaned thoroughly.

“All those who recently met with the two people resulted positive have now gone into quarantine.”

Despite that, the statement goes on to assure “during this period, depending on requirements, some minimal activity for our employees could proceed at the Torbole Casaglia training ground.”

This will be fought against by the Players’ Association, Lega Serie A and others, because most clubs have simply organised videolink training sessions and personalised routines the players can do at home.

Brescia is in Lombardy, the area by far hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe.

Today the figures were updated, confirming another 319 people died over the last 24 hours in that region alone, taking the total death toll there to 1,959.

There are another 924 currently in intensive care, with 7,285 in hospital and 17,817 testing positive.

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