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England’s Six Nations game in Italy called off due to coronavirus

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor March 5, 2020 16:04

England’s Six Nations game against Italy in Rome next week has been postponed by tournament organisers due to the coronavirus outbreak, multiple reports in the British media said on Thursday (March 5).

The March 14 clash was set to take place behind closed doors after the Italian government ordered all sporting events be held without fans to in a bid to curb Europe’s worst outbreak of the virus that has resulted in over 3,000 cases and killed 107 in Italy.

Six Nations organisers had already postponed Saturday’s match between Ireland and Italy.

Broadcaster ITV is reported to have decided not to send a commentary team to Rome even if the game goes ahead with coverage to be based in London instead.

A number of international sporting events have been hit by the flu-like virus that has killed over 3,200 people globally and infected more than 94,000 after originating in China late last year.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor March 5, 2020 16:04

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