ROME — Italy and Serie A are shutting their stadiums to fans again.
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A new government decree that went into effect on Monday, eliminating for at least a month the current rule allowing up to 1,000 spectators at stadiums for soccer games and other sports.
The move is part of a series of new measures put into place after new virus cases in the country approached 20,000 over the past two days.
Serie A was finished without fans last season during the restart. Then the government decided last month to allow a maximum of 1,000 spectators into stadiums.
The new decree says professional games are allowed in outdoor venues “without fans in attendance.”