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Second Coronavirus Death Sparks Fears, Lockdown In Italian Towns

A resident sporting a protecting respiratory masks speaks on his cell phone in a avenue of Codogno, southeast of Milan, on February 22, 2020. 
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Streets have been abandoned and residents warned to maintain out of an emergency room on Saturday in an Italian city positioned beneath lockdown as a second loss of life from coronavirus sparked fears all through the area.  

“No entry” learn the signal on the emergency room within the small city of Codogno with a inhabitants of 15,000 the place three individuals have already examined constructive for the virus, together with one 38-year outdated man now on life help.

On Saturday, Italian information company ANSA reported the second loss of life from the virus within the Lombardy area, the place Codogno is positioned.

It got here someday after the loss of life of a 78-year-old retired bricklayer from the Padua space within the close by Veneto area, who was the primary native particular person in Europe to die from the coronavirus.

ANSA reported that the brand new sufferer was a girl. No additional info was instantly accessible.

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Italy’s well being minister mentioned that the person who died on Friday, Adriano Trevisan, had been admitted to hospital 10 days earlier for an unrelated well being situation.

He was considered one of two individuals within the Veneto area with the virus, the place one other confirmed case in a single day in a 53-year outdated man introduced that quantity to 3, president of the Veneto area, Luca Zaia advised Rai24 information.

In Lombardy, 16 different individuals have been found to have caught the virus and the area took quick measures to isolate affected areas.

It was not instantly clear whether or not the sufferer on Saturday was a part of that group, or a brand new case.

In Rome, three individuals are being handled in isolation for the virus.

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At Codogno’s centre, solely a bakery and a pharmacy have been open, whereas different retailers posted indicators saying they have been closed resulting from an area ordinance.

On the civic hospital, there was little or no motion early  Saturday aside from nurses and different staff ending their night time shifts.

Those that have examined constructive for the virus in Codogno embody the 38-year-old man’s spouse, who’s eight months pregnant, and one other man. Three others within the city have examined constructive to a primary novel coronavirus check and are awaiting their definitive outcomes.

Since December, COVID-19 has killed greater than 2,200 individuals in China, the epidemic’s epicentre.

Elsewhere on the earth, it has killed over a dozen individuals and unfold throughout some 27 nations and territories. Final Sunday, an 80-year-old Chinese language vacationer died from the brand new coronavirus in France.

Within the areas in northern Italy, over 50,000 individuals have been requested to remain at house whereas all public actions corresponding to carnival celebrations, church lots and sporting occasions have been banned for as much as every week.

Codogno Mayor Francesco Passerini mentioned locals have been “extremely worried” in regards to the unfold of the lethal illness.

AFP

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