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Italian outfit Sassuolo become first Serie A side to announce return to training on Monday amid coronavirus pandemic... and Napoli and Parma could soon follow suit despite 474 people dying on Saturday Parma and SPAL are waiting for the Italian government to agree health protocol  But Sassuolo have decided to press ahead with their plans to return to training It comes despite 's daily death toll increasing by more than 200 on Saturday There are still more than 100,000 cases of coronavirus still active in the country  Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

By Kishan Vaghela For Mailonline

Published: 18:40 BST, 2 May 2020 | Updated: 18:40 BST, 2 May 2020

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Sassuolo have become the first Serie A side to announce they will return to training from Monday amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The northern Italian region of Emilia-Romagna announced in the week that professional teams in the area could resume activity on the condition that they practised social distancing.

But while Parma and SPAL are both waiting for the Italian government to reach an agreement on health protocol, Sassuolo have decided to press ahead with their plans to return to training.

Sassuolo have become the first Serie A side to announce they will return to training on Monday

Sassuolo have become the first Serie A side to announce they will return to training on Monday

A club statement read: 'U.S. Sassuolo Calcio announce that, from Monday May 4, they will grant their players use of the Mapei Football Center pitches for optional, individual sessions.

'Players will only be allowed access to the pitches, in compliance with the rules of social distancing, while access to indoor facilities (changing rooms, gyms, offices) will be prohibited.

'The individual sessions, which will take place during the mornings, from Monday to Friday, with the use of three pitches and six players per hour (one player for each half of the field), will not be attended by technical staff, while emergency medical supervision will be on hand. 

Domenico Berardi and his teammates will return on May 4 and SPAL and Parma could follow

Domenico Berardi and his teammates will return on

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