Italy says fans can be present at Euro 2020 games | Football News – Times of India

ROME: Italy’s authorities has determined that Rome’s Olympic stadium can be re-opened to the general public for European Championship matches, the Italian football federation (FIGC) stated in an announcement on Tuesday.
The Euro 2020 event was postponed final yr as a result of COVID-19 pandemic and UEFA, European soccer’s governing physique, had requested the 12 host nations to submit plans for permitting fans inside stadiums by early April.
“Health Minister Roberto Speranza has told us that the government scientific advisers will identify the best solutions to allow the public to be at the Olympic Stadium in Rome for the European Championships,” FIGC President Gabriele Gravina stated.

“We will cooperate in synergy with sport sub-secretary Valentina Vezzali who is accompanying us down this path. We received a strong signal for this restart which we will promptly transfer to UEFA.”
Turkey and Italy are attributable to play the opening match of Euro 2020 in Rome on June 11, earlier than the Azzurri tackle fellow Group A opponents Switzerland and Wales, whereas the Italian capital can also be attributable to host 1 / 4-ultimate sport.
Italy is one of 12 host nations throughout Europe.
The quantity of fans who will be capable of attend is unclear, however a authorities supply informed Reuters that the vaccination course of is essential to that ultimate choice.
“The Italian government has asked the CTS (Government Experts Committee) to evaluate the ongoing epidemiological situation and the trend of vaccinations,” the supply stated.
“Then, it can examine the possibility of providing a limited presence of the public for the European Championships.”
The Italian soccer federation is contemplating adopting a cellphone utility developed by a small, begin-up firm as half of a plan aimed at permitting fans to attend.
“The Mitiga app was created to find a solution to safely reopen events by granting access to negative users with rapid antigen testing or vaccinated users,” the app’s builders Daniele Coccia and Fabio Traini informed Reuters.
Italy is within the midst of one other surge in coronavirus instances and has the second-highest demise toll in Europe after Britain, with a whole bunch nonetheless dying every day in accordance with latest knowledge.

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