In an unprecedented move, the Prime Minister suspended all sporting events in the Lombardy and Veneto region due to the Coronavirus scare, including Inter-Sampdoria, Verona-Cagliari and Atalanta-Sassuolo.
The announcement was made by PM Giuseppe Conte in a very late press conference on Saturday evening.
“Minister of Sport Vincenzo Spadafora intends to suspend all sporting events planned for Sunday in the Veneto and Lombardy regions.”
It had already been announced on Saturday that 42 matches in the amateur and youth leagues had been called off, while Serie B fixture Ascoli v Cremonese was also postponed.
Now the situation has degenerated rapidly and three Serie A games planned for Sunday have been cancelled.