The BBC are now reporting some drastic actions that Italy are taking -relating to Corona Virus.
This is what the BBC are stating at 01.00am 8/March 2020
“Italy is set to lock down at least 16 million people in the region of Lombardy and in 11 other provinces in the north and east of the country.
The mandatory quarantine will last until early April.
The dramatic escalation in the country’s efforts to contain the new deadly coronavirus will close gyms, pools, museums and ski resorts.
Italy is Europe’s worst-hit country and reported a steep rise in virus infections on Saturday.
The new measures, which also apply to financial centre Milan and tourist hotspot Venice, could take effect as early as Sunday and will last until 3 April.
The death toll in Italy has passed 230, with officials reporting more than 50 deaths in 24 hours. The number of confirmed cases jumped by more than 1,200 to 5,883 on Saturday.”