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Italy Corona virus outbreak: 3 Dead 26 in intensive care 50,000 in lockdown, Schools and universities closed

Italy Corona virus outbreak: 3 Dead 26 in intensive care 50,000 in lockdown, Schools and universities closed Huge surge in number of in...

Italy Corona virus outbreak: 3 Dead 26 in intensive care 50,000 in lockdown, Schools and universities closed

Huge surge in number of infected in Italy – We have the latest LIVE updates of this developing situation as lockdowns take place.

Total number of cases in Italy is 152.
3 Dead.
26 in intensive care.
50,000 people in lockdown.
Schools and universities closed in many areas.
Major sporting events cancelled.
Cases in Milan and Venice.
Police patrolling areas in lockdown areas.
19:01 GMT+1 Update: The famous Duomo in Milan is now closed to the public until at least the 25th of February.

18:42 GMT+1 Update: Schools and universities closed in Piedemont, Veneto, Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna and Trentino-Alto Adige.

These regions have a combined population of 24.8 million people.

18:39 GMT+1 Update: Italy now has the third number of most cases in the world of Corona virus after South Korea and China.

18:28 GMT+1 Update: People are now posting photos of empty supermarket shelves in Italy after number of infected have exploded in last 2 days.

18:18 GMT+1 Update: Borrelli has said that the number of cases in Italy is now 152.

17:44 GMT+1 Update: Third victim in Italy from Cremona in Lombardy. The number of cases in Lombardy has now risen to 112, with a total of over 150 cases in Italy.

17:17 GMT+1 Update: Schools are now being closed in the area of Emilia-Romagna.

Schools and universities are being closed in the regions of Lombardy, Veneto and Emilia-Romagna.

19.3 million people live in these areas combined.

17:06 GMT+1 Update: Police blockades are now starting in the outbreak areas in Lodi. Motorists are being warned that once they enter, they cannot leave.

They are setting up blockades in 10 municipalities, with the army being used if neccessary to enforce the lockdown.

17:02 GMT+1 Update: Israel has announced they are blocking all non-residents from entering the country that have been in Japan or South Korea in the last 14 days.

16:58 GMT+1 Update: A total of 6 cases is now found in Piedmont. 4 people have been tested positive for corona virus in Bergamo.

16:36 GMT+1 Update: Another 500 people from the Police and Army has been sent to patroll the outbreak areas in Veneto and Lombardy and to controll access to the areas.

15:59 GMT+1 Update: The government of Italy has now asked that schools and cultural and sporting events be suspended in the Friuli Venezia Giulia region.

This to a date yet to be decided, so at the moment it means indefinetely.

15:56 GMT+1 Update: Universities in Trieste and Udine will be closed until 1st of March in the region of Friuli Venezia Giulia.

15:50 GMT+1 Update: Kindergartens to be closed in South Tyrol from 1st of March.

South Tyrol is in northern Italy, bordering with Austria.

15:38 GMT+1 Update: Reports of N95 face masks sold out in some areas of Italy.

15:25 GMT+1 Update: The mayor of Codogna says that currently police are patrolling the streets while waiting for the government to publish the decree announced yesterday regarding blocking people from leaving or entering outbreak areas.

This means there are no blocks yet, only patrols on the street, because the have “not yet had precise indications”.

15:21 GMT+1 Update: Another confirmed infection of Corona virus in the Bergamo area, bringing total number of infected to 133.

15:02 GMT+1 Update: Masses in Lombardy have been suspended. All religious services in the region has been suspended.

14:59 GMT+1 Update: Police will guard 35 access points in the Lodi area and 8 access points in the territory of Vo ‘Euganeo 24/7.

People will not be allowed to leave or enter, and risk arrest if doing so.

14:24 GMT+1 Update: The governor of Veneto, Zaia Luca has said that the 2 cases in Venice worries us a lot. Both patients are in intensive care, and they don’t know how they have been infected.

14:20 GMT+1 Update: The army and police has arrived at the lockdown area Vo’ Eugeano. Checkpoints are expected to be set up the next few hours.

14:05 GMT+1 Update: Piedmont schools of all levels will be closed for a week, starting tomorrow.

14:04 GMT+1 Update: All public and private events, schools, museums and the Venice carnival are closed until 1st of March, says the governor of Veneto, Luca Zaia.

13:31 GMT+1 Update: 132 people tested positive for corona virus in Italy now, according to Borrelli. Patient zero is not yet identified.

13:28 GMT+1 Update: Now the universities in Piedmont closes.

13:25 GMT+1 Update: The Italian authorities are still in the dark on where the source of the outbreaks in Italy comes from. There has been one big outbreak in Lombardy and one in Veneto. Now there are also cases in Piedmont and Emilia-Romagna. It was hopes that they had found the source of the outbreak in Veneto, but the 8 Chinese have all been tested negative today.

“It is a positive thing for their health, but this does not give us the answers on how the virus came that proves even more ubiquitous” says the governor of Veneto, Luca Zaia.

“We are worried because – he continued – what seemed to be an isolated case now involves Lombardy, Veneto, Emilia-Romagna and Piedmont.”

12:56 GMT+1 Update: Schools now closed in Milan and Lombardy.

12:45 GMT+1 Update: New cases in Piedmont. The numbers are not known yet.

12:38 GMT+1 Update: Also according to Angelo Borelli, 26 of these are in intensive care. This equals over 20% of all cases.

12:35 GMT+1 Update: According to Comissioner Angelo Borelli, there are now 129 cases of corona virus in Italy.

12:33 GMT+1 Update: 6 new cases in Emilia-Romagna, including 2 doctors and 1 nurse. The number of cases stands at 128 now.

12:05 GMT+1 Update: 8 new cases in Veneto, including 2 in Venice. The total number of cases in Italy is now 122.

10:30 GMT+1 Update: Big surge in the number of infected during the night. Another 35 cases appeared during the night, raising the number of infected to 111, with 114 confirmed cases in total. 89 of the cases are in Lombardy, 17 in Veneto, 2 in Emila-Romagna, 2 in Lazio and 1 in Piedmont, in addition to 2 deaths and 1 recover.

01:03 GMT+1 Update: The number of confirmed Corona virus infections in Italy earlier passed Hong Kong. Italy now has 79 confirmed cases, compared with 70 in Hong Kong.

01:01 GMT+1 Update: The Serie A football match between Inter and Sampdoria scheduled for 23rd February has been postponed for a date yet to be decided because of the Corona virus outbreak.

00:55 GMT+1 Update: Italian Prime Minister Guiseppe Conte announced that the police, and even the armed forces if necessary will ensure compliance with the containment measures, but Conte says “we will be very confident about citizen collaboration”.

00:50 GMT+1 Update: New law decree in effect, with up to 3 months prison for those who do not comply with regulations.

Those failing to comply with containment measures decided by the government tonight will be punished pursuant to Article 650.

This means that the 50 000 people under lockdown risk arrest if they leave the area.

00:19 GMT+1 Update: Italian Prime Minister has announced that the police and army will keep people in affected areas under lockdown by force if neccessary. 50 000 people are now under lockdown.

Feb 22, 23:40 GMT+1 Update: Now there’s a total of 79 infected. 54 of the cases are in Lombardy, 17 in Veneto, 2 in Emilia-Romagna, 2 in Lazio and 1 in Piedemont.

33 are currently hospitalized, with 18 being in intensive care. 11 people are in home isolation. 2 are dead while 1 has recovered.

People are not allowed to leave or enter an outbreak area and will face criminal sanctions if doing so.

All sporting events in Lombardy and Veneto tomorrow are cancelled.

Feb 22, 23:02 GMT+1 Update: 4 new cases in Veneto. There’s now 12 cases in Vo ‘Euganeo and 4 cases in Milano. Total number of infected are 71. Universities are now closing in Lombardy, Veneto and Ferrara.

Feb 22, 21:17 GMT+1 Update: 2 new cases in Milan. The total number infected reaches now 67 in Italy.

Feb 22, 19:10 GMT+1 Update: 6 new cases in Lombardy, raising the total number to 65 cases of coronavirus in Italy.

Feb 22, 18:48 GMT+1 Update: One new case reported in Piedmont, three tested positive in Piacenza in Emilia-Romagna and a 40th case in Lombardy, raising the total number of cases in Italy to 59. Friuli-Venezia-Giulia has declared State of Emergency and schools are closed in Trentino until at least wednesday.

From 16 infected on Friday evening, the number exploded to over 50 new cases by Saturday midday as Italy is putting towns on lockdown.

There have also been two deaths by coronavirus in Italy – the first ones in Europe.

The first death was in Padua, Veneto where a 78-year-old man died due to coronavirus.

Hours later, a second death was reported due to the virus, this time in Lombardy.

According to Lombardy Welfare councilor Giulio Gallera, there is no connection between the 2 outbreaks in Lombardy and Veneto.

Italian opposition leader, Matteo Salvini says that the government should have listened to him back in January to avoid the outbreak.

He called for tougher controls of travelers from China, something The Guardian branded as “anti-immigration message”

Italian Prime Minister Guiseppe Conte has said the government is considering “extraordinary measures” to combat the outbreak.

Now the governor of Veneto, Luca Zaia has said that university in Veneto will be closed next week due to the outbreak.

The deaths have prompted local authorities in Veneto and Lombardy to shut down schools, public transport, restaurants, shops and other public spaces to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

A total of over 50,000 people who live in the areas have been asked to stay at home.

There are now 77 973 confirmed cases worldwide according to BNO News.


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