Milan launches straight onto the attack from kick-off, with Turkish midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu setting up forward Rafael Leao to slot home the rapid opener.
Reporting in conflict zones was no preparation for the calamity that has hit Italy in the form of a pandemic.
Saudi Arabia closed the sites to foreign pilgrims and traditional tourists from some 25 countries to stop the spread of the virus.
Inter Milan chief Giuseppe Marotta says, "Balance of the championship has been altered" because some matches have been postponed and others not due to virus that's killed 34 and infected 1,700 in Italy.
The victory moved Lazio into second on 56 points, one behind leaders Juventus and two ahead of Inter in third.
The five-time Ballon d'Or winner is closing in on the all-time Serie A record of scoring in 11 consecutive games held by Gabriel Batistuta and Fabio Quagliarella.
Lazio were fined $22,000 by European football's governing body after home fans were caught on video making fascist salutes during the Europa tie against Rennes on October 3.
Fans have repeatedly subjected players of sub-Saharan African origin to racist chants - With recent cases targeting Mario Balotelli, Kalidou Koulibaly, and Romelu Lukaku.
Italy has displayed another weekend of racism at the football pitches as Hellas Verona supporters lobbed offensive chants at Franck Kessie and a TV commentator’s racist comment directed at Romelu Lukaku.
Lazio will have to stage one home game with part of the Olympic Stadium closed to fans if there is a repeat incident within the next year, the Italian league’s disciplinary tribunal said.
Heavy rains caused several streams to overflow in the city of Livorno with officials saying that the emergency is not over.
The USGS said the epicentre of the quakes was 5 to 7 km from Amatrice. Trains have been suspended in central Italy while the Metro and schools in Rome and Rieti have been evacuated.
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