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Towns in Italy and South Korea Close Due to Coronavirus

B. Li

02.24.2020


(CHARLOTTESVILLE, DAVINCI) - More than ten towns in northern Italy "closed" for two weeks in an attempt to stop further spreading of the new coronavirus.


The affected towns are concentrated in the two regions of Veneto and Lombardy. The affected 50,000 residents will not be able to reach the city without permission from the authorities.


The newest coronary virus outbreak in Europe is the worst in Italy; where the number of local deaths increased to four on February 24th. More than 150 people were diagnosed with the infection.


Authorities are concerned that the epidemic threatens the regional capitals of Venice and Milan, shutting down many merchants in closed areas, closing schools, and canceling the Italian Football League (Serie A) matches in the region.


Nearly a thousand confirmed diagnoses in South Korea, closed in many places


As of 4 pm February 24th, 144 new cases of new coronavirus have been reported in South Korea, with a total of 977 confirmed cases and 10 deaths.


Single-digit confirmed cases were added in major cities such as Seoul and Busan. Earlier, a person who had attended Congress activities was diagnosed and Congress was suspended. Hundreds of schools are closed, and many companies allow employees to decide for themselves whether to work at home.


On the 25th, the President of the Republic of Korea visited Daegu Metropolitan City where cases were concentrated, and held an outbreak response meeting in the city government building.



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