With 79 total cases and 2 deaths, Italy now has - by far - the highest number of cases and deaths in Europe, accounting for over 60% of all European cases, and becoming the country with most cases among all western (non Asian) nations.
There are now a total of:
- 55 cases in Lombardy region (including 1 death, 1 critical, and at least 14 serious cases), of which at least 35 in the Codogno area.
- 18 in Veneto region (including 1 death and at least 1 critical case).
- 2 in Emilia Romagna region.
- 3 in Rome (including 2 recoveries).
- 1 in Turin, Piedmont.
EMERGENCY MEASURES: Towns and areas affected by the outbreak have been placed in lockdown: nobody is allowed to enter or leave the area (other than for special circumstances to be evaluated on a case-by-case basis).
Hundreds waiting for test results. At least 10 towns, 50,000 people, initially placed in precautionary voluntary quarantine, later in lockdown (first in Europe). Schools (full list), workplaces, municipal and private offices, 3 train stations, coffee shops, and public places closed in the affected towns. Soccer games postponed. All universities in Lombardy and Veneto regions, all schools in Trentino region will be closed starting Monday. Friuli Venezia Giulia region declared a state of emergency.
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CORONAVIRUS RED ALERT!! OUTBREAK IN ITALY!! LOCKDOWN ORDERED!!
It goes quite first, slippery slope escalates, left or right both sides get slapped and it escalates worst. If two weeks more coronavirus is declared pandemic then world wars start, stawks should rally even higher as money supply expands with full force.