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Coronavirus: Italy Declares State of Emergency

The coronavirus has been discovered in Italy and the county has now suspended all flights with China.

Two Chinese tourists in Rome tested positive for the Coronavirus. Italy has the highest annual number of Chinese tourists. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has confirmed the cases. The individuals are a husband and wife aged 67 and 66, from Wuhan. The couple arrived in Milan from Wuhan on January 23rd. Conte reported that all flights to China are now suspended.

The director of the National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Professor Giuseppe Ippolito, explained that the two individuals were put in isolation as soon as they began displaying symptoms. The symptoms of coronavirus are similar to an upper respiratory infection and include a runny nose, coughing, a sore throat, and sometimes a fever.


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