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Two new cases in Venice and closing of schools in Milan

Those infected by the coronavirus in four regions of northern Italy already exceed one hundred, after confirming 89 cases in Lombardy and 25 in Veneto, and two cases have been reported in Venice.

The president of the Lombardy region, Attilio Fontana, confirmed this Sunday in a radio interview that the cases have risen to 89, including that of a 17-year-old resident in Valtellina, an Alpine town, but studying at an institute of Codogno, the town where it is believed that the contagion began.

For his part, the president of the Veneto region, Luca Zaia, reported 25 cases and noted that two infected by the coronavirus have been registered in Venice, who are admitted to the San Giovanni e Paolo hospital.

Zaia explained that of the 25 cases, 19 have occurred in Vo ‘Euganeo, in the province of Padua (Veneto), where the first mortal victim was registered, a 78-year-old man.

The president of this region was worried and announced “very strict” measures to limit contagion and not only in Vo ‘Euganeo but also in Venice where Carnival could be canceled.

At the moment, there are two infections in Emilia Romagna, which are joined in Rome by the two Chinese tourists and the Italian researcher evacuated from Wuhan, although the latter was discharged.

The mayor of Milan, Giuseppe Sala, announced that he will order to close the schools and that although “he does not want an armored city” measures must be taken.

Sala today suspended the holding of an examination for an opposition in which thousands of people were expected to attend.

The number of deaths remains two, the 78-year-old man and a 77-year-old woman who was in Codogno, but who died last February 20 at his home due to respiratory complications, although he tested positive for the virus in a test conducted after his death.

From this morning, the measures approved during the night in an extraordinary council of ministers begin to be applied to prevent the mobility of people in eleven locations.

This is Casalpusterlengo, Codogno, Castiglione d’Adda, Fombio, Maleo, Somaglia, Bertonico, Terranova dei Passerini, Castelgerundo and Sanfiorano, in the region of Lombardia, where about 50,000 people live, and Vo ‘Euganeo, in Veneto, with 4,000 inhabitants

In addition to canceling some public events in the Veneto and Lombardy regions starting with all the scheduled Serie A Italian football Inter-Sampdoria, Atalanta-Sassuolo and Verona-Cagliari and it was also decided to suspend the Torino-Parma match.

University activities have also been canceled throughout the next week in Lombardy and Veneto.

For her part, the Minister of Education, Lucia Azzolina, decided to suspend school trips both within Italy and abroad.


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