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Inter CEO Marotta among five club staff members to post positive Covid-19 tests

26-Feb-2021, 12:05 am

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Inter have announced five positive Covid-19 tests among the club's staff members, including CEO Giuseppe Marotta.

No senior players or coaches have been diagnosed with the illness at San Siro, but Inter have confirmed that several senior executives have posted positive tests, and steps are now being put in place to contain any possible spread.

The Nerazzurri have released astatement on their website, which reads: "FC Internazionale Milano - following the tests carried out - announce that the two Managing Directors, Alessandro Antonello and Giuseppe Marotta, Sporting Director Piero Ausilio, Club lawyer Angelo Capellini and a member of the technical staff have tested positive for Covid-19.

"All coaches and the entire team will follow the procedures set out in the health protocol."

Inter havehad to deal with a number of positive coronavirus cases among the playing staff in 2020-21, which hasstretched Antonio Conte's squad to the limit.

Aleksandar Kolarov, Daniele Padelli, IonutRadu, Marcelo Brozovic, Milan Skriniar, Roberto Gagliardini, Ashley Young, Radja Nainggolan, Alessandro Bastoni and Achraf Hakimi were all sent into self-isolation in the first half of the season.

The Nerazzurri squad hasbeen able to avoid further positive tests so far this year, which has allowed them to embark on an impressive run of form on the domestic scene.

Provided Conte can keep his squad free of further outbreaksbetween now and May, Inter are in great shape to win their first Serie A crown since 2009-10.

They are sitting top of the standings after 23 fixtures, four points ahead of second-placed AC Milan and eight above reigning champions Juventus, who have played a game less.

Inter also have the advantage of being able to focus all of their energy on the title race, having already been eliminated from the Champions League and Coppa Italia.

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