Serie A matches, Coppa Italia final rescheduled because of coronavirus
For a second week running, matches of the Italian Serie A have been postponed for the fear of the spread of novel coronavirus.
Five matches of the Italian topflight this weekend were postponed, including Juventus’ game at home to Inter Milan.
Matches at Udinese, AC Milan, Parma and Sassuolo have also fallen victim to the outbreak of the virus in Italy.
The games were initially going to be played behind closed doors, but Serie A took the decision on Saturday morning to call them off.
Read Also: CORONAVIRUS: Increase prices of face mask, sanitisers & go to jail, Nigerian govt warns suppliers
All five fixtures have been rescheduled for Wednesday, 13th of May, 2020.
As a consequence, the Coppa Italia final, which was scheduled for the same day, has been moved to the following week on Wednesday, 20th of May – four days before the end of the domestic season.
Four of this weekend’s five postponed fixtures were due to take place on Sunday with the match at Udinese due to kick off later on Saturday.
Italy has put towns in the north into lockdown after more than 300 people were infected – including a Nigerian footballer -, 12 of whom have died.
Join the conversation
Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism
Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.
As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.
If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.
Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.
A tale of Kwara public school where pupils learn under the tree without chalkboards
“You cannot make people learn. You can only provide the right conditions for learning to happen.” – Vince Gowmon But...
SPECIAL REPORT: Indiscriminate waste dumps, open defecation pose threat of epidemic in Kwara as govt slow to act
Forty three-year-old Bilikis Abdulrahman covered her pineapple fruit she is selling inside a white bucket container. This, she does to...
SPECIAL REPORT: Women displaced by conflict in North-Central Nigeria become farm helps to survive
Displaced women finding refuge in Abagena camp for Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Makurdi, Benue State have resorted to...
FEATURE: Kwara residents cry out for help as rainstorm devastates their homes
Phillip Moffitt, an American author, said: “the house is a home when it shelters the body and comforts the soul”,...
SPECIAL REPORT: Small businesses suffer, as govts fail to end sit-at-home in Nigeria’s South-East
It is a Thursday afternoon in December 2022 and the sun is scorching inside the popular Ogbete Market in Enugu...