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Serie A clubs vote to return in June

The Serie A clubs have voted to return to action in June 13, but they are still waiting on approval from the Italian government.

Sixteen of the 20 clubs in Serie A have voted to resume the season in June 13, while the remaining four voted to restart in to following weekend which means June 20.

That comes after the Italian sports minister Vincenzo Spadafora told that the government and the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) have agreed over a protocol, which allows the Serie A teams to resume their group trainings from May 18.

However, the protocol is for the safety of the players and the staff, which means that if only one player or staff member test positive for COVID-19 the whole team must go under self-isolation for 15 days.

"Regarding the resumption of sporting activity, in accordance with the decisions of the Government and in compliance with the medical protocols to protect players and all involved personnel, the date of June 13 has been indicated for the resumption of the league," said the Serie A statement which was released on Wednesday.

It is understood that the teams will have enough time to prepare for both the Serie A season and the Coppa Italia, which was halted for over two months.

It was reported that at least 19 players from the Serie A have contracted the virus, as Fiorentina and Sampdoria report respectively six and four new cases of the coronavirus.

As the Serie A was suspended in the 25th round there are still 12 remaining left to play, with Juventus at the top of the league's table, but they are only one point ahead of Lazio.