Serie A games cancelled due to coronavirus outbreak including Inter vs Sampdoria

Three Serie A fixtures have been postponed due to a coronavirus outbreak in Milan.

Italy's prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, has moved to call off a trio of games over the weekend as a result of the outbreak.

Inter Milan's huge clash with Sampdoria is amongst the games impacted as Antonio Conte's side continue their title battle with Juventus.

Atalanta's clash with Sassuolo on Sunday has also been postponed just days after their stunning Champions League win over Valencia.

Cagliari's trip to Verona is the third game to be cancelled.

The prime minister's announcement read: "Minister of Sport Spadafora intends to suspend all sporting events planned for Sunday in the Veneto and Lombardy regions."

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country has risen to a reported 79, including an amateur footballer, with two victims dying as a result of the disease.

42 youth and amateur league games have already been postponed.

Ascoli's clash with Cremonese in Serie B has also been cancelled with the two affected regions shutting down entire areas including schools and offices due to concerns over the rapid spread of the disease.

Other sports have also seen matches postponed, including basketball, volleyball, rugby and more with at least 40 events impacted across the two regions.

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