Coronavirus latest: LaLiga behind closed doors, Italy shuts down, AFC qualifiers moved

A woman wearing antivirus masks on the Naples waterfront in front of the Vesuvius volcano. (Photo by Salvatore Laporta/KONTROLAB/LightRocket via Getty Images)

All public gatherings throughout Italy have been halted by the government until April 3 in order to contain the coronavirus epidemic.

The move extends to the whole country quarantine measures that were earlier applied to the northern regions of Lombardy and Veneto, and means all sports events are effectively postponed or cancelled.

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