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Italy: Quarantine for 16 million People due to Coronavirus

Dubai – Masaader News

Anyone lives in Lombardy in Italy and 14 other central and northern provinces will need special permission to travel. Milan and Venice are both affected. Italy has placed 16 million people under quarantine due to the spread of Coronavirus, according to BBC.

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte also announced the closure of schools, gyms, museums, nightclubs and other venues across the whole country.

The drastic measures will last until 3 April.

Italy has seen the largest number of coronavirus cases in Europe and reported a steep rise in infections on Saturday. The strict new quarantine measures affect a quarter of the Italian population and centre on the part of the country that powers its economy.

The death toll in Italy has passed 230, with officials reporting more than 36 deaths in 24 hours. The number of confirmed cases jumped by more than 1,200 to 5,883 on Saturday.

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