Media the matches will be played without spectators until January 2021

MOSCOW, 12 APR – RIA Novosti. The Italian government will impose a ban on the holding of football matches in the presence of spectators until January 2021, reports Sport Mediaset.

According to the source, the decision taken by the authorities of the country as part of measures to combat the pandemic coronavirus.

Italy is the first among the five top European leagues announced the break in the championship due to the coronavirus. Earlier, the head of Federation of football of Italy (FIGC) Gabriele Gravina said that Serie a may be resumed on 17 may, but did not rule out that the season may be finished in September or October.

on Sunday, Italian media reported that on may 4, players will probably be allowed to practice, divided into small groups to ensure compliance with the rules of social distancing.

According to the latest world health organization, the number of confirmed cases of infection with coronavirus in Italy exceeds 147 thousand died, more than 18,8 thousand people.