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The suspension of the Carnival of Venice and the fifth death by the coronavirus in northern Italy

Rome / A fifth person has died in Lombardy, northern Italy, due to the coronavirus and the cases of contagion amount to 219, the head of Civil Protection, Angelo Borrelli reported in an appearance before the media.

Fears for the spread of the coronavirus in northern Italy have caused the Venice carnival to be canceled and schools in Lombardy, Veneto and Piedmont are closed.

The victim, of which no further details were given, joins the 84-year-old man who also died this morning at the Juan XXII hospital in Bergamo, in Lombardy, northern Italy.

The three previous deceased were a woman who died in the province of Cremona, a 78-year-old man from Vo ‘Euganeo, in the province of Padua (Veneto) and a 77-year-old woman who was in Codogno and tested positive for the virus in A test performed after his death.

The fear that the diffusion will be greater has led the regions of Piedmont, Lombardy, Veneto to take extraordinary measures for at least this week, so that all parties, events, such as the Carnival of Venice, cultural events and events have been suspended Sports and closed museums, schools and universities.

The virus suspends the Carnival of Venice

The president of the Veneto region, Luca Zaia, informed that according to the Minister of Health, Roberto Speranza, “all public and private events have been canceled and the closing of schools and museums has been arranged until March 1 , including the Carnival of Venice ”.

The Carnival of Venice, one of the most important events in the city of the canals, had started a week ago and was scheduled to conclude next Tuesday.

The decision to cancel public and private events and all school activities had already been taken in the region of Lombardy, the most affected.

(February 24, 2020, EFE / PracticaEspañol)

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las autoridades no temen que el coronavirus pueda propagarse en Italia.
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se desmiente que haya personas contagiadas por el coronavirus en Italia.
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varias personas han perdido la vida en Italia a causa del coronavirus.
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continúa a pesar de los casos de coronavirus registrados en la zona.
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se ha cancelado para evitar que se extienda el coronavirus en Italia.
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se ha cancelado sin dar explicaciones al respecto.
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se han registrado más de un centenar de casos de coronavirus solo en la zona sur de Italia.
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por ahora no se ha registrado ningún caso de coronavirus en la zona norte de Italia.
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esos casos de coronavirus se han registrado en la zona norte de Italia.
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las escuelas y museos estarán cerrados en la región del Véneto durante un tiempo.
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se desmiente que vayan a cerrar los museos de la región del Véneto a causa del coronavirus.
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es poco probable que la región de Lombardía sea una de las más afectadas en Italia por el coronavirus.
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Italia todavía no ha logrado aislar el coronavirus para poder desarrollar un tratamiento.
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Italia es el primer país de Europa que logra aislar el coronavirus.
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