Italy has taken drastic measures to fight the worst outbreak of the new corona virus in Europe. In order to prevent further expansion in the north of the country, the most affected cities are now to be sealed off. The Italian government announced on Saturday evening. Entering and leaving these areas is prohibited. At first, almost a dozen towns southeast of Milan with around 50,000 inhabitants and neighboring Veneto with around 3,000 residents are affected. In Italy, 76 infections with the Corona virus had been recorded by evening, two people are said to have died of it. This makes Italy the European country with by far the largest number of corona infections. So far 16 cases have been reported in Germany and twelve in France, including one death.