It was coming, but now it’s official. Serie A will be suspended until April 3rd as the Italian prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, has imposed a lockdown on the entire country. In other words, it remains to be seen what will happen.
As we wrote about earlier this evening, there are three options for the remainder of the season. In any case, the situation is far from ideal and it will all depend on several external factors, such as the Euros that will take place this summer.
Speaking to the country this evening, Giuseppe Conte announced that the entire country has been sent into lockdown to limit the spread of Coronavirus. Subsequently, all events have been put on hold and not just football.
Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has announced that the whole of the country is being put on lockdown in an attempt to contain the #coronavirus outbreak.
— Sky News (@SkyNews) March 9, 2020
It remains to be seen where we will go from here, although it’s clear that public health has to come first in this situation. After all, football is nothing without the fans anyway, as we got to see this past weekend.