Inter-Sassuolo Postponed as Nerazzurri Get Hit by COVID Outbreak

Inter announced two more Coronavirus cases Thursday and that all teams activities have been suspended by the local health officials until Monday. As a result, Saturday’s match against Sassuolo can not take place and will be rescheduled. The players can not answer to the call up of their national teams.

Danilo D’Ambrosio tested positive Monday after experiencing mild symptoms after Sunday’s match against Torino. Samir Handanovic returned a positive swab yesterday, while Stefan De Vrij and Matias Vecino did the same in today’s round of test. As it recently happened with the Granata, the local authorities have decided to quarantine the whole team for a period of time to limit the outbreak. The players will undergo further tests Monday to determine whether they will be allowed back at the facility.

Inter have dealt a number of cases over the past year, but never with a cluster like this one. SportMediaset indicates that only Niccolò Barella, Christian Eriksen, Ivan Perisic, Lautaro Martinez and Romelu Lukaku have not been infected in the squad. They had never had postponement before and therefore they will utilize their bonus one in this case, hoping the the situation will subside during the upcoming break.

The whole management contracted the virus a couple of weeks and CEO Giuseppe Marotta is currently hospitalized, although he is said to be in good conditions.