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Coronavirus having impact on various Italian sporting fixtures

A number of sporting fixtures across Italy at the weekend were postponed due to the Coronavirus.

Four Serie A games were postponed at the weekend, including Inter Milan’s home clash with Sampdoria.

Italy has had a confirmed 165 cases across the country, the most across Europe.

Inter’s Europa League clash with Ludogorets on Thursday evening is set to take place behind closed doors and over 600 fans from Bulgaria were set to travel for clash which Milan lead 2-0 after the first leg.

The virus started in China where around 77,000 people have been impacted and over 2,000 have died.

Talks have been ongoing today between Uefa and government officials about the prospects of Thursday night’s fixture going ahead.

Other sporting events such as the Women’s Six Nations and Pro14 games including Ulster and Ospreys have been impacted postponed.

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