ROME (AP) — Italy and Serie A are shutting their stadiums to fans again.
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A new government decree that went into effect on Monday, eliminating for at least a month the current rule allowing up to 1,000 spectators at stadiums for soccer games and other sports.
The move is part of a series of new measures put into place after new virus cases in the country approached 20,000 over the past two days.
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Serie A was finished without fans last season during the restart. Then the government decided last month to allow a maximum of 1,000 spectators into stadiums.
The new decree says professional games are allowed in outdoor venues “without fans in attendance.”
Italy going back to games with no fans due to surge of virus cases originally appeared on NBCSports.com