Italy came in first place in the EU in the number of infections with coronavirus. Seven people died, more than 230 infected. All the dead – people older than 70 years
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Six victims of the disease lived in Lombardy, it is also indicated most of the patients are over 170. One person died in the Veneto region. Infected is also in region Emilia-Romagna, Piedmont and Lazio
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The first case of infection with coronavirus is noted in the South of Italy – in Palermo (Sicily). The test came back positive have came from Bergamo tourists. Her friends and all who had contact with her in quarantine
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Italy came in first place in the EU in the number of infections with coronavirus. Seven people died, more than 230 infected. All the dead – people older than 70 years. Six victims of the disease lived in Lombardy, it is also indicated most of the patients are over 170. One person died in the Veneto region. Infected is also in region Emilia-Romagna, Piedmont and Lazio, the Agency reports Ansa.
The first case of infection with coronavirus is noted in the South of Italy – in Palermo (Sicily). The test came back positive have came from Bergamo tourists. Her friends and all who had contact with her in quarantine.
Throughout Northern Italy for at least a week closed schools, universities, museums, cinemas and restaurants, prohibited events. Many companies have allowed their employees to work at home. The Venetian carnival due to the outbreak of coronavirus had to finish early. Paramount Pictures has suspended filming of “Mission impossible-7”, which was to last in Venice three weeks.
– “What is happening in Italy can happen in any country”
11 settlements, home to a total of more than 50 thousand people are isolated and form a closed for entry and exit “red zone” because of the risk of spreading the virus. In Milan on Monday closed the city’s main Cathedral Duomo, La Scala Opera house has canceled performances, was moved to football matches. People’s artist of Russia Denis Matsuev has postponed concerts in Bologna and Rome, which was to be held 24 and 27 February, respectively.
The world health organization until the situation is regarded as a pandemic, that is, the uncontrolled spread of the virus around the world, but only as the epidemic in individual countries. The head who Tedros Adan Ghebreyesus called on the international community to prepare for a possible pandemic. A joint mission of representatives of the EU institutions and who will visit Italy to explore the situation and “provide additional advice”, RIA “Novosti”.
Living in the Lombard province of Lodi Russian Ekaterina Sadilova told to “Gromadsky”, the local authorities and physicians were not ready to the outbreak of coronavirus. First ill in Lombardy, 38-year-old man was first sent home, assuring that he had the flu, writes Sadilova. After a few days his condition deteriorated, had problems with breathing. He is now in critical condition in intensive care.
According to sadilovac, the first day of medics in contact with a sick Italian who wasn’t even a sufficient number of protective masks. As a result, several of the doctors became infected. Who was “patient zero”, that is, the person who started the spread of the disease in Italy, is unclear. It was assumed that the 38-year-old patient got it from a friend who returned from China, but this man coronavirus was not found.
“With the appearance of suspicious symptoms citizens are asked not to drive yourself to the emergency room, and call toll-free to be able to send a team to the house. The problem is that about 70% of the residents of these settlements work in Milan, a provincial capital in the Lombardy region. There they used trains, metro, trolleybuses and trams, that is in contact with a huge number of people,” writes Sadilova.
According to her, panic in Lodi no, but “present fear and caution”. People on the streets have become noticeably less in supermarkets swept all the products from the shelves of stores, pharmacies sold out of medical masks, antibacterial gels and wipes. Manufacturers can not cope with the increased demand for these products.
That people with symptoms of SARS do not recommend “bring the virus to the hospital”, writes the edition “Rise” referring to the inhabitants of Veneto and Lombardy. On the phone ill ask first of all whether the contacts with the citizens of China and is the temperature. “If I hear that the Chinese had no contact and no fever, then nobody comes. But do we have an epidemic of SARS and the flu, so coughing people in snot then have enough” – said the source publication.
A number of countries have already taken protective measures in connection with the rapid spread of the coronavirus in Italy. Mauritius was not allowed into the country about 70 passengers of airline Alitalia, had come from the North of Italy. All on Board were about 300 people. Land was allowed only to those who came from the regions not covered by the virus.
The crisis headquarters of the Ministry of health of Croatia has decided to strengthen control on the border with Italy. It involves a thorough inspection of citizens coming primarily from the regions of Veneto and Lombardy, as well as tourists who visited China and South Korea.
“A crisis has two objectives: to prevent the penetration of the disease in Croatia and if the disease still gets into the country, immediately isolate the infected and anyone in contact with them, in order to promptly prevent the spread of the disease in the country”, – said the Minister of health of Croatia Willie Beros (quoted by TASS). In the country-confirmed cases of infection with coronavirus was not detected.
Ireland did not recommend their citizens to travel to the North of Italy. Tunisia is willing to suspend air traffic with Italy. Austria for some time stopped the movement of trains from the neighboring country after one of the trains was discovered two passengers with suspected infection with coronavirus.
Amid the outbreak in Italy, the German Federal government expects a probable complication of the situation and the growing number of cases in Germany, said the health Minister of the country Jens span. He did not rule out a possible ban on entry to certain cities of Germany, responding to the question, but noted that the need for this yet, writes DW.
Health Ministers of Italy, Slovenia, Austria, Switzerland, France and Germany spend 25 February meeting to discuss and coordinate actions to prevent spread of the disease.