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With Three Positive Tests Italy Faces A Covid 19 Concern Ahead Of The Euro 2020 Final Against England

Only days before facing England in the Euro 2020 final, the Italian team was apparently hit by a Covid-19 scare.

The Azzurri are due to face Gareth Southgate’s side in the showpiece final at Wembley Stadium on Sunday evening, but the camp is in a state of panic after positive tests were returned.

According to the Sun, three members of the Italian media team working within the bubble tested positive for coronavirus on Friday.

Confirmation of the testing was alleged to have put the Italian set-up into a panic, prompting emergency measures to be implemented right away.

The designated Italy training camp in Coverciano, on the outskirts of Florence, was promptly closed, and a specialised cleaning team was dispatched to sterilize the premises.

Rumors surfaced of a Covid-19 fear in the Italy camp, with three media personnel testing positive. Further information has subsequently emerged, stating that the three media personnel in issue contracted the virus while covering Italy’s semi-final victory over Spain at the national stadium in London.

The Italians will return to Wembley this weekend with the hopes of shattering a nation’s hearts and defeating the Three Lions on home grounds.

No members of the Italian playing squad or coaching staff have tested positive in the aftermath, according to reports, but safeguards are still being taken.

‘It’s not the best preparation for the team and we’re making sure that none of them are sick, but we’re taking no chances and tests are being carried out,’ an Italian FA insider told the Sun. ‘It’s not the ideal preparation for the team and we’re making sure that none of them are infected, but we’re taking no chances and tests are being carried out.’

‘The chances of any of the team members contracting an infection are slim, but we want to be safe.’

‘That means that all of our training sessions with the media have been canceled, and we’ll have to make alternate arrangements.’ The three persons who tested positive were members of the team bubble, covering Italian football for state broadcaster RAI.

The three-person team that yielded positive results consisted of one journalist and two technologists.

Two people tested positive in London after covering the semi-final versus Spain on Tuesday night, according to reports, while a third person tested positive immediately after returning home.

Manager Roberto Mancini and the rest of Italy’s playing squad have all been completely vaccinated against the virus ahead of the event.

Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell of England were required to self-isolate after having close contact with Billy Gilmour earlier in the competition, who later tested positive after facing the Three Lions. Should any players return positive tests in the days leading up to the final, they would be compelled to self-isolate, along with any other stars who had been deemed to be in ‘close contact’ for a continuous length of time.

During their group game against Scotland, England bore the brunt of the laws and restrictions, as a later positive test returned by teenage midfielder Billy Gilmour had ramifications for the Three Lions.

After the final whistle, Gilmour embraced his Chelsea teammates Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell and had a 20-minute talk with them in the tunnel.

Mount and Chilwell were obliged to self-isolate as a result, and missed England’s final group game against the Czech Republic, despite both returning negative tests.

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