Italy is closing all schools and universities nationwide until March 15 to contain the coronavirus outbreak
- Italy’s minister of education on Wednesday announced that all public schools and universities would close from March 5 to March 15 amid the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in the country.
- In addition to the closure of schools, Italy plans to take other steps like canceling all public events that require people to occupy the same yard of space, according to Reuters.
- Italy has so far experienced one of the largest coronavirus outbreaks outside of China, with more than 2,500 cases and 79 deaths reported.
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The government of Italy announced on Wednesday new steps to combat the novel coronavirus outbreak in the country, including the closure of public schools and universities for 11 days, according to Sky News and The Guardian.
Lucia Azzolina, Italy’s minister of education, said schools will close from March 5 until March 15 while the nation attempts to grapple with the ongoing outbreak. At least 2,502 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the country and 79 people have died.
Italy also plans to take additional steps to further limit the spread of the virus. According to Reuters, the government has called for the cancelation of any event that …continued .
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