Inter Milan's Serie A match against Sampdoria, originally scheduled for Sunday, was one of four matches in Italy's top flight postponed over concerns about coronavirus spread, it was announced on Saturday.
Torino vs Parma, Verona vs Cagliari and Atalanta vs Sassuolo were also postponed. All four matches would take place in the Veneto and Lombardy regions, in the north of Italy. The decision was made after a woman was the second person to die of coronavirus in the northern region in the last 24 hours.
Inter Milan will play another home game on Thursday, the second leg of their Europa League Round of 32 against Ludogorets. The Bulgarian club have made a formal inquiry to UEFA about the situation, but for now the match is still expected to be played.
There will be a Champions League match in Italy next Tuesday as Napoli host Barcelona in Naples, and although the city is in the southern region of the country Barcelona are still taking no risks: as soon as the plane lands in Italy, all players and staff will reportedly undergo medical testing, and anyone diagnosed with a fever will be sent to a hospital for further examination. As of now there is no fear of the match being suspended.