As 16 of the Italian tourists are tested positive for coronavirus in India the situation is even worse back in the country. The death toll due to coronavirus has crossed the 100 mark. Taking in quick action the government has started shutting down places of public gatherings.
Amidst this, the Italian government has ordered the closure of all schools and universities nationwide until 15 March. The number of deaths reported have shot by 28 in the last 24 hours. The northern regions of the country are worst affected by the outbreak. Recently 85 Indian students stuck in the country called for help.
The virus has spread in 19 out of the 20 regions in the country putting under a big threat. Italy has become a hub of the virus in Europe. Post-China Italy and Iran have shown the most number of deaths due to the virus.
“Wasn’t a simple decision … we waited for the opinion of the scientific-technical committee and we decided to suspend teaching activities from tomorrow till 15 March. It is a decision of impact; I hope the pupils will return to school as soon as possible”, said education minister, Lucia Azzolina. The global death toll due to the virus stands at over 3,000. For more facts about its effect in Italy click here.