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Sky News 23 Feb 2020

Italian towns in COVID-19 lockdown


Around a dozen towns in Italy are in lockdown as the country races to contain the biggest outbreak of coronavirus in Europe after a surge in cases.

Authorities in the northern regions of Lombardy and Veneto have ordered schools and universities to close for at least a week, while museums and cinemas have been shut and the last two days of Venice Carnival called off.

It comes after the number of people infected with COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, in Italy jumped sharply to above 130.

Italy is now reporting more than 10,000 cases of COVID-19, with more than 630 deaths. Italians are now facing their second day of a country-wide lockdown. Miranda Galle is a Canadian law student who arrived in Turin just as the quarantine began. 

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