The Italy versus Scotland women's Six Nations game set for Sunday evening has been postponed over coronavirus fears.

At least two people have died in Lombardy after contracting the virus.

It follows the news yesterday that three Serie A fixtures down to be played today have also been called-off.

The game, which was to be refereed by Irish woman Joy Neville, was set to be played in Legnano, a suburb of Milan.

Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte said at a news conference on Saturday: "Minister of Sport (Vincenzo) Spadafora intends to suspend all sporting events planned for Sunday in the Veneto and Lombardy regions."

The suspension affects the games between Inter Milan and Sampdoria, Atalanta versus Sassuolo, and Verona against Cagliari.

The Six Nations confirmed in a statement that they would be looking for a date in the future to re-arrange the fixture.

"As a result of this (above) decision, the Women's Six Nations match between Italy and Scotland scheduled to be played today will not take place.

"Six Nations Rugby are looking at options with the FIR and SRU to reschedule this fixture at a later date.

"We will be staying in contact with the FIR and Italian Authorities to keep updated on the situation in the region."