The one positive of this, even if some of it is depressing, is that there'll be life on the other side, writes Adriaan Basson.
Former Italy football captain Paolo Maldini he expects to recover "within a week" after being diagnosed with the new coronavirus.
Italy coach Roberto Mancini said Sunday he was ready for the European Championship to be postponed until 2021 amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The city of Nuremberg, which is due to host a friendly between Germany and Italy has asked for the fixture to be called off due to concerns over the coronavirus.
France continue their quest for a first Grand Slam in a decade this weekend despite concerns the coronavirus could wreck the tournament.
Ireland's Six Nations rugby match with Italy in Dublin next month should be cancelled due to the coronavirus epidemic.
The women's Six Nations clash between Italy and Scotland scheduled for Sunday has been postponed because of the surge in the number of cases of the coronavirus.
Stuart Hogg believes Scotland can finally click into gear against Italy after a fumbling start to his first Six Nations' captaincy.
Chris Harris has said everyone in the Scotland squad is well aware of the pressure they are under ahead of a crunch Six Nations Championship match away to Italy.
Italy lock Dean Budd says they are targeting the visit of Scotland in two weeks' time to end their record winless Six Nations streak.
France coach Fabien Galthie stressed the need for consistency after watching his team go top of the Six Nations table with a victory over Italy.
Italian international Maxime Mbanda has leapt from the back row on the rugby pitch to the front line in the fight against the coronavirus.
The Euro 2020 warm-up match between Germany and Italy in Nuremberg on 31 March will be played behind closed doors due to the coronavirus.
Italy's concluding match against England in the Six Nations Championship on 14 March has been postponed due to concerns over the coronavirus.
Ireland's Six Nations match with Italy in Dublin on March 7 has been postponed due to the coronavirus epidemic.
A look at what we learned from the three matches of the third round of the 2020 Six Nations.
Scotland got their first win of the Six Nations tournament on Saturday with a 17-0 win over Italy in Rome.
Franco Smith can smell blood as the new Italy coach prepares for a Six Nations match against Scotland.
Scotland coach Gregor Townsend has dropped centre Huw Jones for the Six Nations match with Italy.
France remain unbeaten in the Six Nations after following up on their defeat of England with a victory over Italy.
France staved off a comeback to beat Italy and secure their second win from two matches in this year's Six Nations in strong winds.
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