December 5, 2023

Four Sampdoria players in Italy, including one who had previously recovered, have tested positive for Coronavirus.

A statement from Sampdoria read: ‘Four Sampdoria players have tested positive for coronavirus with one of them testing positive for the illness for a second time.

‘Currently asymptomatic, they have been quarantined and will be constantly monitored according to the protocol’.

Five Sampdoria players, Manolo Gabbiadini, Morten Thorsby, Albin Ekdal, Omar Colley and Antonino La Gumina as well as team doctor Amedeo Baldari had tested positive in March.

On Thursday, the government said it was still examining the medical guidelines of the Italian football federation before considering the resumption of the season.

Teams have already been allowed to start practicing this week with players training individually and adhering to social distancing protocols.

According to Eurosport, full team practices are due to begin on May 18, but only if the medical protocol is approved.

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