Coronavirus: The number of coronavirus infections in Italy exceeds 100

The Lombardy region leader reports that the number of coronavirus infections there has reached 89, bringing the total number of Covid-19 infections in Italy to more than 100.

According to Reuters , Attilio Fontana, governor of Lombardy region in northern Italy, said on February 23 that there had been 89 cases of corona virus.

Thus, the number of Covid-19 infections in Italy has exceeded 100, making it the country with the most coronavirus infections in Europe.

Italy has recorded two deaths so far, one man and one woman both in their 70s.

The town of Codogno, where an epidemic broke out, became deserted. 

Lombardy authorities say the cases are mostly caused by a 38-year-old man. The problem is that this person has no history of traveling to China , and it is still not possible to determine how the man is infected.

Lombardy, with a population of over 10 million and a GDP of 381 billion euros, is Italy’s most important industrial and service center, making an important contribution to the country’s economy. The outbreak of coronavirus here could seriously affect the country’s economy.

A series of towns in northern Italy have “closed” the operations of schools, restaurants and factories. Lombardy’s capital city, Milan, is also closed to administrative offices.

“In areas considered to be hot spots, frequent activities are prohibited without special permits,” Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said at a press conference, saying schools and companies were located in places. This method will be closed.

About 50,000 people in Codogno and nearby towns have been recommended indoors. Public events including Sunday church services and football matches are canceled, while schools and shops are closed.

Fashion show by designer Giorgio Armani – part of Milan Fashion Week this week – has been canceled. Guests are required to stay home and watch the show – will be recorded in an empty room and streamed on social networks.

Italy was the first euro zone country to suspend all flights to and from China, after two Chinese tourists from Wuhan reported a virus-positive result in Rome in late January.

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