Inter Milan game ‘postponed due to Coronavirus’ as three Serie A clashes pulled

Inter Milan’s home clash with Sampdoria is one of three Serie A games to have been postponed following a coronavirus outbreak in Milan, according to Gazzetta .

Atalanta's match at home to Sassuolo and Cagliari's trip to Verona on Sunday have also been pulled.

Italy's prime minister Giuseppe Conte made the decision after there was one confirmed case of the disease in the Lombardy region.

“Minister of Sport Spadafora intends to suspend all sporting events planned for Sunday in the Veneto and Lombardy regions,” said an announcement from the prime minister.

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The number of confirmed cases in the country is reportedly at 79, including one amateur footballer, with two deaths so far.

There have already been 42 games in the youth and amateur leagues postponed, while the Serie B clash between Ascoli and Cremonese also fell victim to the outbreak.

Third placed Inter were set to play host to lowly Sampdoria at the San Siro on Sunday evening.

Antonio Conte’s team were looking to keep pace with Juventus after the Old Lady beat bottom club SPAL on Saturday.

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They now find themselves six points behind the Italian champions and two points behind Lazio.

Basketball, volleyball, rugby and other sports have also postponed several matches for a total of at least 40 events across the affected areas.

The postponements come in the wake of an amateur footballer from Lodi being hospitalised with the coronavirus.

The 38-year-old Italian amateur player diagnosed is said to be "in a very serious condition in hospital" according to his parents, as reported by

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"He was already not well, but he was not in intensive care, he was in the ward,” said his father.

"He had a fever on Sunday, he had a fever on Monday. He was admitted to the emergency room on Tuesday morning, then he was discharged – but when he got home he was not well and returned with a fever at 40."

Coronavirus has killed more than 2,100 people so far and infected at least 76,000 others.

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