Italy imposes 14-day quarantine for athletes returning from Romania

Davide Rebellin (Meridiana Kamen) lines up for the 2019 Italian National Championships road race
Davide Rebellin (Meridiana Kamen) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

The Italian Minister of Health announced Friday that he has signed an ordinance that imposes a 14-day quarantine for anyone returning from Romania and Bulgaria - including those currently competing at the Sibiu Cycling Tour. According to Gazzetta dello Sport, the ordinance will affect 38 Italian riders including Davide Rebellin and Andrea Guardini, who will not be permitted to compete in the season restart in Italy until August 11.

"I've just signed an ordinance ordering quarantine for those who have been in Romania and Bulgaria for the last 14 days," Roberto Speranza, the nation’s Minister of Health, confirmed in a post on Twitter Friday. "This measure is already in force for non-EU and non-Schengen countries. The virus is not defeated and continues to circulate. Great caution is still needed."

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