BREAKING NEWS: All sporting activity in Italy suspended until April 3
- In the latest measure to try to halt the spread of coronavirus, all sporting activity in Italy has been suspended until April 3.
All sporting activities in Italy have been suspended until April 3, the Italian National Olympic Committee has announced.
The decision comes following a meeting organised by CONI president Giovanni Malago in Rome.
All sport in the country had already been required to take place behind closed doors until April 3 as part of a previous government decree as Italy attempts to slow the spread of the coronavirus outbreak.
That led to the strange sight of Sunday's Derby d'Italia between Juventus and Inter being contested without spectators in the stadium.
Monday's decision will further disrupt the season in Serie A and the rest of Italy's domestic football pyramid, though CONI conceded in the announcement that it has no jurisdiction over international competitions such as the Champions League and Europa League.
When contacted by Stats Perform, European football's governing body UEFA said it did not have a comment to make regarding CONI's decision.Published 09 Mar 2020, 22:56 IST