Italian sports leaders have decided to follow the government's instructions as there is a rapid increase in the cases of the coronavirus in the country. This has resulted in holding soccer games behind closed doors without fans in attendance. The Olympic committee authorities scrambled that there is a rising number of COVID-19 cases in the country and a third death from the virus. As a result, four matches of the Italian league which were scheduled for Sunday are postponed after government order.
Besides refunding a large number of tickets 60,000 fans were slated to attend Inter Milan's game against Sampdoria on Sunday at the San Siro stadium which is located in Milan. "It's going to cause a public safety issue. That's particularly problematic at this moment when police are busy with other situations and won't be able to stand outside a soccer stadium," Italian Olympic Committee president Giovanni Malagò stated.
Italian authorities have also said that they are all set to shut down Venice's famed carnival events in a bid to stop the spread of the virus, as the number of cases in Italy has soared to at least 152 which is considered as the largest amount of cases outside Asia. It is a matter of public health and that is what matters the most said the Italian government.