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Juve, Milan to play although uncertainty grows due to Corona worries

Mon 02 March 2020 | 22:20

As the worries over the spread of coronavirus grow in Italy, an Italian prime ministerial decree yet cast even more doubt over the scheduling of Serie A games.

Uncertainty in Italian football grows amid the fears over the coronavirus spread for another weekend.

According to a decree from an Italian prime ministerial, more restrictions will be imposed on sporting events across the country until March 8, including Seria A and Coppa Italia fixtures.

Sporting activities in the regions of Lombardy, Veneto and Emilia Romagna and also the provinces of Savona and Pesaro-Urbino are banned, according to the decree, with Serie A announcing earlier on Sunday that an emergency assembly has been called for Wednesday to discuss the ramifications.

Although Juventus have confirmed that their semi-final second leg against Inter Milan in Coppa Italia will go ahead, fans from the above-mentioned regions are not permitted to attend the match.

The champions' Derby d'Italia against Inter was one of five Serie A fixtures postponed over the weekend, with the games having originally been scheduled to take place behind closed doors before being moved to May 13. 

With the clubs seemingly not agreeing to the new scheduling, the decision is yet to be thought over again!

Two other games have also been postponed: one from Serie A, namely Sampdoria-Hellas Verona which was due to take place on Monday, and the Coppa Italia final which has been moved back by another week to May 20.

The virus has reportedly infected more than 1,600 people in Italy, with 34 having died.

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