In recent days, there have been outbreaks of new coronavirus pneumonia in many European countries, including 1128 confirmed cases and 29 deaths in Italy. A few days ago, Serie A officially announced that five Serie A matches including Juve against Inter would be closed, but due to the serious epidemic, this Saturday, Serie A officially announced that the five Serie A matches would be postponed to May 13.
Two of the 41 cases were confirmed dead in France, and French health minister Olivier Velan has announced a ban on rallies of more than 5000 people in confined spaces. This means that many sports events will be banned, including the second leg of the Champions League quarter final against Borussia Dortmund on March 11.
Ireland were due to play Italy in the mens and womens national teams warm-up next weekend, but the two matches have been cancelled. Wales are in the same group as Italy in this summers European Cup, but Jonathan Ford, chief executive of Welsh Football Association, said this week: we had planned to go to Rome for the European Cup, but health is the first thing, then sports. Englands national warm-up match with Italy on March 14 may also be cancelled.
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