The regional government allows Napoli to resume training
MILAN: Napoli They were given the green light on Saturday to restart training next week by regional authorities as A series clubs see a return to action from the coronavirus pandemic unemployment.
The Campania region, where Napoli are based, said in a statement that the region's positive ruling has already be sent to the government, adding that it had asked for an OK as soon as possible in order to enable training to restart on Monday
Campania is the second region in Italy to allow its local A series club to recommence preparations, under strict health guidelines, at their training ground after Emilia-Romagna made a similar ruling on Friday for Bologna , Parma , SPAL and Sassuolo.
Lazio, which is home to the Rome-based club of the same name and city rivals Roma, Hellas Verona, the home of Veneto and Sardinia, where Cagliari is located, is expected to do the same.
The announcement comes despite a government decree that prevents players from training in their closed sports centers where social distancing can be guaranteed, but allows them to run in public parks.
Italy is preparing to relax its blockade on Monday as Covid-19 numbers continue a positive trend. The virus has killed more than 28,000 people in the country. Many regions have had a fraction of the number of deaths experienced by Lombardy and Piedmont in the north.
On Friday, A series unanimously voted to finish the 2019-20 season, suspended since March 9.
However, Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora said this week that the chances of restarting were increasingly limited. He also vowed to ensure that football finances are damaged as little as possible if the season is declared.