International Players Cleared as Inter COVID Outbreak Dies Down

The COVID outbreak at Inter has relented as there have been no new cases in the squad since last Thursday. Therefore, the local health officials have given the greenlight to foreign players to answer to the call-up of their respective national teams, Sky Sport reports.

The decision abides to an international regulation that allow people that are quarantining to move abroad if respecting the same restrictions they are observing in Milan. They have to travel and practice on their own and self-isolate where they are staying. Technically, they have not been cleared to play in matches, but that is expected to happen within the next few days if they continue to test negative.

Marcelo Brozovic, Ivan Perisic, Milan Skriniar, Christian Eriksen, Romelu Lukaku, Achraf Hakimi and Andre Radu have already departed. The three Azzurri Alessandro Bastoni, Nicolò Barella and Stefano Sensi, instead, are still with the team. South Americans do not play in this break because their matches have been called off. The squad resumed practicing at the Pinetina training center today as the team resumed its activity after a four-day stoppage.

Italy coach Roberto Mancini commented: “We are still in wait-and-see mode. I believe all Inter players could be freed up, like it happened for the foreigners. I am not worried about their possible absence, but I am sorry they are not here. We are optimistic about it. We have called up a lot of men for this reason too, we knew this could have been the case.”