The Serie A have announced the postponement of the game between Juventus and Inter Milan, and four others over the spread of the novel coronavirus in Italy.
Also postponed were games between AC Milan vs Genoa, Parma vs SPAL, Udinese vs Fiorentina and Sassuolo vs Brescia.
According to the report obtained by BBC, these games were initially going to be played behind closed doors, but Serie A took the decision on Saturday morning to call them off.
All five fixtures have been rescheduled for Wednesday, 13 May.
As a consequence, the Coppa Italia final, which was scheduled for the same day, has been moved to the following week on Wednesday, 20 May – four days before the end of the domestic season, the report added.
Four of this weekend’s five postponed fixtures were due to take place on Sunday with the match at Udinese due to kick off on Saturday at 17:00 GMT.
Italy has put towns in the north into lockdown after more than 300 people were infected, 12 of whom have died.
It follows last weekend’s disruption when four Serie A games in Milan, Bergamo, Verona and Turin were suspended and Serie B side Cremonese drove 300 miles to Ascoli, only to be sent home upon arrival.
Fifa president Gianni Infantino speaking on the issue said
“People’s health is much more important than any game,” said Infantino.
And while the 49-year-old remains hopeful there will not be too much disruption, he added: “I wouldn’t exclude anything at this moment.
“That’s why we have to look at the situation and hope that it will decrease rather than increase. At the moment it looks like it is still increasing.
“If games have to be postponed or played without spectators until it is over, then we have to go through that.”