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Coronavirus: Six Nations games under threat and five Serie A matches to be played behind closed doors

Italy’s most recent match in Dublin was a World Cup warm-up match in August 2019

Ireland’s Six Nations game against Italy in Dublin on March 7 should be postponed because of the coronavirus situation, says Irish Health Minister Simon Harris.

Seven people have died in Italy and 229 tested positive for the virus, while 11 towns in the north are in lockdown.

“This game should not go ahead,” Harris told Irish broadcaster RTE