Chief Medical Office defends advice to cancel Six Nations Italy match


The country’s Chief Medical Officer is defending its advice for Ireland to cancel its Six Nations Match against Italy.

The Health Minister and IRFU will meet later to discuss the proposed cancellation over fears of the coronavirus spreading.


So far 11 people have died in Italy from Covid-19.

Irish people returning from four regions in the country are being advised to self-isolate if they feel unwell.

Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health, Dr. Tony Holohan, says cancelling the match would be the responsible decision.