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Wednesday November 11 2020
Serie B: 11 Vicenza players have COVID

Another five squad members and two members of staff at Serie B side Vicenza tested positive for COVID-19, taking the total up to 11 players.

There is now a confirmed outbreak at the club, as this afternoon it was announced five players and two members of staff had also tested positive.

They are Luca Barlocco, Pietro Beruatto, Matteo Bruscagin, Stefano Giacomelli and Emanuele Padella.

Along with previous cases discovered last week, there are now 11 Vicenza players out of action due to Coronavirus.

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Wednesday November 11 2020
Roma players will not join Italy squad

Roma have carried out another round of testing for coronavirus and confirmed the Giallorossi players called up will not join the national team.

Sky Sport Italia reports coach Paulo Fonseca and his staff have decided to have only individual training at Trigoria, avoiding unnecessary contact to prevent a possible outbreak.

Marash Kumbulla joined the list of players positive for coronavirus and there are currently six players in isolation at the Giallorossi.

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Tuesday November 10 2020
Serbian FA offers to pay COVID fines

The Serbian Federation has pledged to ‘pay the fine if necessary’ for Fiorentina players Dusan Vlahovic and Nikola Milenkovic, who broke travel ban orders to go on international duty.

The situation remains confusing, as the local health authority (ASL) in Italy ordered players to remain in their club ‘bubble’ after some positive COVID-19 cases among their teammates.

However, some have opted to defy the ban and go on international duty for important matches, and could receive fines from the ASL.

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Tuesday November 10 2020
Napoli: 'Unacceptable' appeal rejection

Napoli released a statement assuring they will ‘follow every legal avenue’ after their appeal against the 3-0 forfeit defeat to Juventus was rejected, using ‘unacceptable’ criticism of their conduct.

“SSC Napoli is already at work preparing an appeal to the Collegio di Garanzia dello Sport of the CONI,” read a statement.

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Tuesday November 10 2020
Lazio 'injured party' in COVID test investigation

Lazio’s lawyer insists if there was any wrongdoing in the COVID-19 tests at the Avellino laboratory, then the club was ‘an injured party.’

The Futura Diagnostica laboratory is under investigation after several players came up negative in their tests, but positive for UEFA and a different laboratory in Rome.

Police swooped on the lab to gather evidence, but Lazio are confident they are not under accusation.

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Tuesday November 10 2020
COVID: 580 deaths in 24 hours

The second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to grow in Italy, with another 35,089 cases and 580 deaths over the last 24 hours.

Italy was the first European country to be truly hit by the pandemic with the first case on February 20.

Today’s figures show out of 217,758 tests, there were 35,089 new positive cases in the last 24 hours.

There were also 580 deaths, taking the total for those who lost their lives in Italy to Coronavirus to 42,330.

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Tuesday November 10 2020
Official: Napoli appeal rejected

Napoli’s appeal against the 3-0 result handed to Juventus by default and one-point penalty has been rejected, as it is ruled they did break the COVID-19 protocol by refusing to travel.

The Partenopei had failed to attend the Serie A fixture in Turin on October 4 after receiving a note from the local health authority (ASL) ordering them to remain in self-isolation.

That was because they had two positive COVID-19 cases, for Piotr Zielinski and Eljif Elmas.

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Tuesday November 10 2020
Kumbulla also has COVID-19

Roma defender Marash Kumbulla confirms he has tested positive for COVID-19 after teammates Edin Dzeko, Federico Fazio, Davide Santon and Lorenzo Pellegrini.

The outbreak of Coronavirus is growing rapidly within the Roma camp.

Dzeko was the first to test positive last week, followed yesterday by Fazio, Santon and Pellegrini.

This afternoon, defender Kumbulla posted on Instagram that he too had tested positive for the virus.

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Tuesday November 10 2020
Crotone and Juventus give back in COVID fight

Juventus and Crotone are working with local authorities to ensure more people have access to rapid response COVID-19 testing.

The clubs have decided to give back to the local community and many others in Serie A are expected to do the same.

Crotone are donating 1,000 rapid response tests to the local health authority in Calabria, to help with a screening programme of the local population.

In Turin, a drive-through testing centre will be set up in the car park of the Allianz Juventus Stadium, with Juventus allowing use of the space for free.

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Tuesday November 10 2020
Ilicic: 'I felt COVID first-hand'

Atalanta star Josip Ilicic admits he ‘felt the impact of COVID first-hand’ and dedicated an award to ‘all those who are suffering.’

The Slovenia international received the award as part of the Premio Dardanello ceremony, representing Atalanta’s status as a beacon of hope in the sad months when Bergamo was hit harder than any other Italian region by the pandemic.

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