Milan asked Serie A to postpone the match against Genoa until Monday, but received a refusal and therefore the match is confirmed for Sunday, a report claims.
The coronavirus is continuing to sweep through Italy and in particular the region of Lombardy, of which Milano is the capital, leading the government to take action to prevent a serious risk to the public.
According to what La Gazzetta dello Sport are reporting on Thursday (via MilanLive), Milan sent a request to the Serie A League to postpone their match with Genoa until Monday.
However, due to matters related to the fixture calendar and to comply with the provisions decided by the Government regarding regions hit by the coronavirus emergency, it was rejected.
The Rossoneri hoped to have the game on Monday 2 March, presumably in the evening, but the league refused the request and as such it will remain as the Sunday lunchtime kick-off.
There is, however, uncertainty about Juventus-Inter, another challenge that at present looks like being played behind closed doors on Sunday. A postponement until Monday is not yet completely excluded, with a final decision expected on Thursday.