Twelve More Genoa Staff Test Positive for Coronavirus

Twelve new Genoa players and staff tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the total toll for the club at 14. After goalkeeper Mattia Perin and midfielder Lasse Schone – whose positivity was confirmed yesterday morning right before their supposed departure for the game in Napoli – the 12 additional cases were detected today during an internal group check.

Genoa released an official statement, reporting that “following today’s investigations, the number of our members positive to COVID-19 has risen to fourteen between players and staff. The Club has activated all the procedures provided for by the security protocol currently in place and informed the Authorities to take the necessary measures. The Club will provide further updates as necessary.”

Genoa informed that they will continue with the tests in order to detect any possible additional positivity for coronavirus. The name of the people infected so far were not disclosed yet. It is possible, however, that Genoa’s situation will affect their next Serie A game scheduled for Saturday against Torino.

The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) has not yet set any limit to the number of positive players in a team that can cause the postponement of a match – differently from the UEFA, who set that limit at 13. So, technically, Saturday’s Genoa-Torino match at the Luigi Ferraris Stadium is still on – tough the FIGC will likely express itself on the topic during the week.