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Italy: The Venice carnival suspended due to the rise of coronavirus contaminations

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Several Italian cities have been quarantined in an attempt to contain the virus, and the Venice Carnival was suspended.

Italy has 132 cases of contamination with the new coronavirus, Civil Protection announced on Sunday in a new report, recalling that the virus has killed two people in this country.

According to the count, there are 89 cases in Lombardy, 25 in Veneto, 9 in Emilia Romagna, 6 in Piedmont to which are added 3 in the Rome region.  The head of civil protection added that more than 3,000 tests of the Covid-19 have been carried out in recent days and that at least part of the results is expected “in the afternoon” on Sunday.

The Italian government quarantined Saturday evening two areas of Lombardy (around the city of Codogno) and Veneto, a village near Padua to try to contain this epidemic of Covid-19, unprecedented so far in Europe.

Meantime, the festivities of the Venice Carnival, which was to end on Tuesday, February 25th, were canceled from Sunday, February 23rd as well as all the sporting events of the region.

All private and public gatherings must be avoided under the instructions of the Governor of Veneto, who also decided upon “the closure of all schools until March 1 inclusive”.