A total of 132 Covid-19 coronavirus patients in Italy A total of 132 Covid-19 coronavirus patients in Italy A total of 132 Covid-19 coronavirus patients in Italy

A total of 132 Covid-19 coronavirus patients in Italy

23 de febrero de 2020, 10:44

Rome, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) The number of people infected in Italy with the Covid-19 coronavirus in Italy rose today to 132, two of whom died and another overcame the disease, reported here the national head of the Department of Civil Protection, Ángelo Borreli .

At a press conference, Borrelli said that 26 patients remain in intensive care, while research is continuing to identify the ‘zero patient’ that triggered the epidemic outbreak in the northern regions of Lombardy and Veneto, the most hit so far with 89 and 24 cases respectively.

Six other patients are in the Emilia Romagna region, two in Piedmont and the same number in Lazio, although in the latter territory it is a marriage of Chinese tourists previously detected, who remain hospitalized in the Institute of Infectious Diseases Lazzaro Spallanzani in this capital.

Given the seriousness of the situation, the government announced the day before a decree law with additional measures to control epidemic outbreaks caused by Covid-19 in places where the source of transmission is unknown.

The provision approved at a meeting of the Council of Ministers applies, for now, to 10 municipalities in the Lombardy region and one in the Veneto region where the outbreaks are concentrated.

The statute prohibits the entry and exit of the affected localities in which the measures contemplated in the decree were already in force, similar to others previously issued by the Ministry of Health such as the prohibition of labor, teaching, religious and entertainment activities, among others.

It also grants powers to the ‘competent authorities’ to apply additional measures in any other part of the national territory with a view to curbing the spread of the virus.

In a press conference, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said that in the confrontation with the Covid-19 coronavirus, the appropriateness and proportionality of the decisions will always be taken into account at all times, so he ruled out any possible border closures under the agreement Shengen in these circumstances.

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