Coronavirus outbreak in Italy postpones 3 Serie A games along with an AC Milan Women’s team match with several cases reported in the country.
Coronavirus’ rapid outbreak has triggered a world health emergency, even Italy has been massively outbreak, as now there are several cases along with 2 deaths have been reported in the country.
Therefore, three matches scheduled to take place on Sunday have been postponed. Atalanta vs Sassuolo, Inter Milan vs Sampdoria and Verona vs Cagliari will now not take place as planned, along with the Women’s Serie A game between AC Milan and Fiorentina.
“The government is working on urgent measures to decisively confront and contain the cases of coronavirus contagion,” read a letter from Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora to Italian Olympic Committee President Giovanni Malago shortly before midnight local time on Saturday.
“Following measures taken by the cabinet for protective reasons and maximum precaution, on orders of the government, I am asking you to suspend all sports events of every level and discipline planned for the Lombardy and Veneto regions on Sunday,” the letter said.
Inter Milan’s match against Sampdoria is one of the three Serie A fixtures that have been postponed over fears of the spread of coronavirus.
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