Napoli-Inter the latest Italian fixture to be postponed

After postponing the Coppa Italia semifinal second leg between Juventus and AC Milan, Lega Serie A decided Wednesday to move the same fixture between Napoli and Inter to an undetermined date.

In an alarming trend, the league called off the game just hours before kickoff in Naples.

Milan also received the news on short notice Tuesday evening. They had traveled to Turin under the impression the match would be played as scheduled on Wednesday.

Serie A said in a brief statement Wednesday that it had operated under the order of the Prefect of Naples. Twelve matches have now been postponed since the government began closing establishments and issuing warnings over the spreading coronavirus.

Seventy-nine people have died and more than 2,500 have been infected by the illness in Italy. Most of the outbreak is taking place in the north, where several towns are under lockdown.

Currently, 31 people are infected by the coronavirus in the Campania region where Naples is located, according to the Corriere della Sera newspaper.

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