Victor Moses, Antonio Conte, Others Affected By Coronavirus

Former Super Eagles’ winger Victor Moses will have to play behind closed doors as Inter Milan faces Ludogrets in a Europa League round of 32 return fixture.

UEFA announced the match will be played behind closed doors due to the outbreak of coronavirus in Italy.

Inter Milan’s Serie A outing against Sampdoria was called off on Sunday after two deaths resulting from the virus were confirmed in the northern regions of Italy.

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As at Tuesday morning, over 228 people resident in Italy have contacted the virus with the death toll increasing to six, according to the BBC.

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte had announced late on Saturday evening that all sporting events in two northern regions would be suspended on Sunday including four Serie A matches.

“Now more than ever we have a duty to be prudent and responsible,” Minister for Sport Vincenzo Spadafora said on Facebook.

“It is necessary to act seriously and determinedly, while maintaining calm and not taking any unnecessary risks.

“For this reason, we have suspended sports competitions in areas where there may be even the possibility of spreading the virus.”

Considering Italy are already taking Draconian measures in tackling the spread of the virus, it means Antonio Conte, his team and every other football club in Italy might not have it easy in the coming days.