NEWS
Wednesday April 7 2021
Napoli staff member tests positive for COVID

A Napoli staff member tested positive for COVID on Thursday, but all of the latest tests have come back negative, the Azzurri announce.

“In accordance with the health authorities and the FIGC protocol, the squad has undergone a fresh round of testing following the positive test result returned by a member of the medical team (who is not in Turin with the squad) on Thursday,” Napoli’s official statement reads.

“All of the tests in the latest round have come back negative.”

Napoli are in Turin where they will face Juventus in the rescheduled fixture from matchday 3.

It kicks off at 17.45 GMT at the Allianz Stadium.

The game was not played in October after the local health authority in Naples banned the Partenopei from traveling.

They were initially handed a 3-0 defeat by default and docked a point, but the CONI Collegio di Garanzia overturned the decision and rescheduled the match.

The game is seen as a crucial one for both sides’ hopes to qualify for the Champions League as both Juventus and Napoli sit fourth in the table with 56 points.