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Italy to quarantine Milan, Venice and other Areas: Report

The Italian government will quarantine the whole Lombardy area around Milan to restrict the spread of this coronavirus in addition to areas around and including Venice and the northern towns of Parma and Rimini, the Italian press has reported.

A draft of this authority resolution acquired by Italy’s Corriere Della Sera newspaper and other media stated motion into and from those areas are seriously restricted until April 3.

Milan is the Italian fiscal funds and has a population of just under 1.4 million individuals. The total Lombardy area is home to 10 million.

The authorities decree also covers portions of the Veneto region around Venice in addition to Emilia-Romagna’s Parma and Rimini. These three towns have a mix population of approximately 540,000 individuals.

It wasn’t immediately clear from the decree or the press reports on Saturday concerning if the measure goes into effect. Corriere Della Sera stated it had been”imminent”.

Italy has emerged as a coronavirus hotspot because the disease emerged in China late last year.