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Last minute of the coronavirus | First case confirmed in southern Italy: an infected tourist in Sicily

2020-02-25T08:50:53.666Z

The death on Monday of four people raised to seven the number of fatalities due to coronavirus in Italy and confirmed the transalpine country as the third with the highest number of cont



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The death on Monday of four people raised to seven the number of fatalities due to coronavirus in Italy and confirmed the transalpine country as the third with the highest number of infections behind China and South Korea . While experts try to identify without success the beginning of the chain of contagion, a special mission of the World Health Organization (WHO) arrives Tuesday in Rome to analyze the situation.

Italy records the first case of coronavirus in the south

Italian authorities have reported Tuesday that they have registered the first case of coronavirus in the south of the country, specifically a woman born in Bergamo , northeast of Milan , who was on vacation in Palermo ( Sicily ), reports Efe.

The president of the region of Sicily, Nello Musumeci , has confirmed in a note that the woman arrived in Palermo "before the emergency began in Lombardy". She was in Sicily with a group of friends and had shown symptoms similar to those of the coronavirus .

The health teams are testing her husband and all the people who have had contact with the patient in recent days.

Trump asks for 2.5 billion dollars

The president of the United States , Donald Trump , has requested 2.5 billion dollars (more than 2.3 billion euros) of supplementary funds to combat the outbreak of coronavirus, reports Reuters.

More than one billion of these funds would be dedicated to developing a vaccine against Covid 19 , the White House has reported. A decision that the president of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi has labeled "completely inadequate," and said that, in her opinion, Trump underestimates the magnitude of the health threat.

Third positive in Spain

On Monday night, an Italian doctor from the Lombardy region who was on vacation in Tenerife has tested positive for coronavirus in the south of the island. This confirms the third case of coronavirus in Spain. The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands has activated the protocol after knowing that the tests performed confirming the first positive.

In addition, at dawn the authorities have quarantined the more than 1,000 tourists staying at the H10 Costa Adeje Palace , the luxury hotel in which the Italian spent his vacation for a week accompanied by his wife.

Milan closes

The Duomo of Milan will remain closed all week, as well as schools, universities, cinemas, museums, gyms and theaters such as La Scala , which throughout its history has only 'lowered the blind' six times, reports Soraya Melguizo from Rome .

The shops will remain open although the shopping centers and markets will close their doors on weekends to avoid crowds. From Monday, the capital of Lombardy , city of fashion and the 'aperitif' will close at six in the afternoon of bars, cinemas and discos.

The transports have not been suspended but many users avoid taking them these days, especially at rush hour.

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