Lazio president Claudio Lotito has been banned for two months as a result of the Covid-19 testing case.

As announced in an official statement by the FIGC yesterday, the Federal Court has handed the Biancocelesti a €50,000 fine, a five-month ban to doctors Fabio Rodia and Ivo Pulicini and a two-month ban to president Lotito.

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This is a huge success for Lotito, who was originally sentenced to a ten-month ban, with Lazio receiving a significantly larger fine. 

All that remains to be seen now is if there will be yet another appeal to CONI’s Collegio di Garanzia to try and further lower the punishment. 

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The case dates back to last year, when Lazio trio Ciro Immobile, Thomas Strakosha and Lucas Leiva all returned inconsistent Covid-19 tests in a short period of time, despite featuring in training sessions and matchday squads. 

The Biancocelesti have always affirmed that they acted in a correct manner and were also the victims in the situation.