UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Fashion designer Giorgio Armani decided to close his company’s offices in Milan for a week, as well as factories in Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna, Veneto, Trentino-Alto Adige and Piedmont due to the spread of coronavirus in northern Italy, reported on Sunday by ANSA.
Earlier, the fashion designer held a private show at Milan Fashion Week in order not to put any of the audience at risk.
In Milan, many public and cultural institutions are closed due to the spread of the coronavirus. In particular, for precautionary reasons, the Cathedral of Milan (Duomo) will be closed for visits until at least February 25th.
The La Scala opera house has announced the cancellation of all performances from Sunday evening. One of the largest art gallery Brera in the city was also closed on an emergency basis.
According to the latest data, three people who were infected with the new coronavirus died in Italy. In total, more than 150 cases of infection have been recorded in the country, most of all in Lombardy (110 infected) and in Veneto (21). About 25 people are in intensive care.
An outbreak of a new coronavirus was recorded at the end of December 2019 in the most populous city of Central China – the 12 millionth Wuhan. The World Health Organization recognized it as an emergency of international proportions, describing it as an epidemic with many foci.
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