Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Covid-19 Outbreak In Italy -- News Updates February 25, 2020

A weekend outbreak of coronavirus in northern Italy has now seen cases spread across the country - including to Palermo in Sicily - and jump the border to Austria, Croatia, mainland Spain and Switzerland

Daily Mail: Italy's coronavirus death toll climbs to 11: Four more die as number of new infections increases 45% in one day and panic-buyers strip supermarket shelves bare in Palermo

* Italy confirmed four more deaths from coronavirus on Tuesday, bringing the total number of fatalities to 11
* Four new deaths were announced in Vento and Lombardy - two men and two women, the youngest was 76
* Meanwhile the number of cases in the south climbed to three, all of them in the Sicilian capital of Palermo
* All three infected travelled to the south from the north before a lock-down was put into place last week
* Italy confirmed 95 new cases bringing the total to 322 as virus jumped to Austria, Croatia and Switzerland

Four more people have died from coronavirus in Italy, bringing the total number of fatalities to 11 as 322 cases were confirmed across the country.

The total number of cases in Italy rose to 322 from 229 on Monday, with the vast majority from Lombardy and Veneto, the economic powerhouse of the country that include the financial capital Milan and the tourist hotspot Venice.

Four new deaths were announced in the two regions - two men, aged 91 and 81, and two women, aged 83 and 76. All the others who have died since the flare-up came to light on Friday were also elderly and suffering from underlying health problems.

Three new cases were confirmed in Sicily and two in Tuscany as the contagion spread south. All three Sicilian cases are concentrated in the regional capitol of Palermo, having travelled to the region as part of a 29-strong group including a 66-year-old woman who was the south's first confirmed case.

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Covid-19 Outbreak In Italy -- News Updates February 25, 2020

Coronavirus: Europe on alert as four more deaths reported in Italy – updates -- The Guardian
Coronavirus spreads through Europe from Italy to Austria, Croatia and Tenerife -- SCMP
Eleventh death in coronavirus outbreak in northern Italy - Veneto region -- Reuters
Coronavirus updates: Borders remain open as Italian cases rise 45% -- DW
Italy struggles to contain coronavirus outbreak as cases spread south -- France 24
Coronavirus: EU rules out Schengen border closures amid Italy outbreak -- DW
Coronavirus: Quarantine raises virus fears in northern Italy -- BBC
Italy imposes draconian rules to stop spread of coronavirus -- The Guardian
Italians struggle with 'surreal' lockdown as coronavirus cases rise -- The Guardian
Coronavirus could force Italian clubs to ban fans -- France 24
Coronavirus hits heart of Italy's economy -- DW
Italy probes "insane" prices for coronavirus masks, sanitizers -- Reuters
What it's like in Italy's coronavirus epicentre -- DW

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