News Coronavirus in Italy: first cases in Florence and Palermo

Coronavirus in Italy: first cases in Florence and Palermo

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Two new cases in Italy of Coronavirus. A sixty-year-old entrepreneur from Florence – who is now hospitalized in the infectious diseases department of the Policlinico di Careggi – and a tourist from Bergamo on vacation in Palermo, who had been hospitalized in isolation in the Cervello hospital since last night. Quarantine has been arranged for the group of friends of the woman – who, according to what declared by the President of the Region, Nello Musumeci, fully conscious and does not present particular conditions of malaise – and for the people who have been in close contact with tourists. This the first case of coronavirus ascertained in Southern Italy.

The coronavirus epidemic (Covid-19) erupted in China in late 2019 and spread from there to 28 states. Italy is the third country in the world by number of infections, after China (over 77 thousand) and South Korea (763): according to the latest bulletin, 229 cases have been ascertained in our country (also counting deaths and who was sick but then healed).

Seven people who had contracted the virus died (here is our study on the victims). It is a 78-year-old man from Vo ‘Euganeo (Padua), a 77-year-old from Casalpusterlengo, an elderly woman from Trescore Cremasco (Cremona), already debilitated because of a tumor; an 84 year old from Villa di Serio (Bergamo) who had previous pathologies, an 88 year old from Codogno, in the Lodi area; an 80 year old from Castiglione d’Adda; a 62 year old from Castiglione d’Adda. Fundamental, in these cases and if others should occur, understand if the virus and any subsequent disease are the cause or a contributing cause of the death: the first Italian victims were already more or less seriously ill (here the complete article) and the Covid-19 precipitated the situation.

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The authorities are taking a series of measures to contain the infection. The most important is that of those who have returned from China and must stay in quarantine for 14 days (although there have been longer, albeit rare, incubation periods). Lombardy, Veneto and the other regions involved have provided for the closure of schools and the suspension of demonstrations and events (here you can find the updated list). Then there are the so-called red areas, those of the outbreaks, in which you cannot enter and from which you cannot exit: a decree has established that involves 11 municipalities. Another decree allows companies in the red areas to remotely make their employees work from home.

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February 25, 2020 (change February 25, 2020 | 09:01)

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