CONFIRMED | Six Nations match to be played in empty stadium

All sport in Italy, including England’s men’s and women’s Six Nations matches in Rome and all Serie A games, will be played behind closed doors until 3 April in an effort to contain coronavirus, the government has said.

Italy is the worst-hit European country with some 3,090 cases and 107 deaths.

The government decree was made on Wednesday evening.

England men’s and women’s sides play Italy in the Six Nations on 14 and 15 March.

Italian authorities say 107 people have died and 3,089 have been infected, making it by some distance the worst-affected European nation.

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