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Coronavirus in Italy: there are already seven victims

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The number of deaths in Italy from coronavirus has increased to seven people.

The agency ANSA earlier reported six victims of coronavirus – the sixth victim was 84-year-old woman, hospitalized in Brescia (Lombardy region) and suffering from cancer.

According to emergency commissioner Angelo Borrelli, there are a total of 219 fully confirmed cases of coronavirus in Italy.

Most infected – 168 – in Lombardy. All victims of coronavirus in Italy are elderly people with health problems. Of the six who died, four are residents of Italy, two are a Chinese couple.

The Italian evacuated from Wuhan was cured.

The agency said that supermarkets devastated by customers by Monday restored the supply of food on the shelves. In addition, additional orders for supplies were made so as not to provoke a panic among the population.

A 24-hour strike on Italy’s air transport scheduled for Tuesday has been postponed. In connection with the emergency, the strike committee recommended that labor collectives refrain from strikes and actions until the end of March.

In neighboring Austria, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz urged the population not to panic over the outbreak of coronavirus in Italy, but to look at the situation with realism.

A day earlier, on a border with Austria, on a Brenner pass, a train from Italy was stopped , in which there were two passengers with suspected coronavirus.

Suspicion in both cases was not confirmed. At a meeting of the crisis headquarters, the Austrian Ministry of Internal Affairs did not rule out the possibility that coronavirus infections would be confirmed in other European countries. “You have to be ready,” Kurtz said.

To date, 187 cases with suspected coronavirus have been recorded in Austria, not one has been confirmed.

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