Huge Update Regarding Ireland’s Six Nations Fixture With France In Paris
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It looks like Ireland’s Six Nations fixture with France will be the latest game to fall victim to the coronavirus following the decision to postpone their game with Italy as well as England’s.
French President Emmanuel Macron has announced a ban on gatherings of more than 1,000 people in a bid to fight the spread of the virus.
The news could spell the end for Ireland’s Six Nations fixture with France which is currently scheduled for Paris on March 14th, despite reports last week that the game will go ahead as plans continue to change.
Last week the French government placed a ban on gatherings of over 5,000 people indoors, but this latest move does not appear to be limited to just indoor events.
Certain events that are “useful to the life of the country” will be exempt but it’s hard to see Ireland’s Six Nations meeting with France falling under that category.
France’s defeat to Scotland yesterday may make the decision easier with a first Grand Slam in a decade no longer possible for Les Blues with England and Ireland now in the driving seat.
As of Sunday, 1,126 people have been infected with the disease in France.