Series A Games Postponed Due To Coronavirus In Italy 
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Series A Games Postponed Due To Coronavirus In Italy 

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

In an unprecedented move by the Italian government, Serie A games have been postponed after a coronavirus outbreak in the country.

Three top-flight games will now be played at a later date following the cancellations of games in the youth leagues and amateur divisions.

Inter Milan's important clash with Sampdoria which was scheduled to hold on Sunday is amongst the games that were affected.

Atalanta was also scheduled to host Sassuolo while Cagliari was set to make the trip to Verona but all three games have now been cancelled.

So far, a total of 79 cases have been confirmed, including a footballer in the amateur division while two victims have been reported dead as a result of the disease.

"Minister of Sport Spadafora intends to suspend all sporting events planned for Sunday in the Veneto and Lombardy regions, " a statement by Italy's prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, read.

Over 40 games in the lower amateur and youth leagues had already been postponed over the weekend while Ascoli's c against Cremonese in Serie B has also been called off.

Other sporting events, including rugby basketball and volleyball, have been affected too, with schools and offices also shutting down in both regions to avoid a fast spread of the disease.

No time frame has been given for when the games, which will be rescheduled, will be played.

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