Italy cancels Venice Carnival amid coronavirus crisis, third person dies

Feb 24, 2020 1375

The last two days of events at the Venice Carnival were canceled on Sunday due to the coronavirus outbreak in northern Italy, the President of the Veneto Region Luca Zaia announced. The news came as a third person died from the virus on the peninsula as the government struggled to contain an outbreak of the illness in the north of the country, with more than 130 cases reported since Friday.

The regional councilor of Lombardy, Giulio Gallera, said the victim was an elderly woman from the town of Crema, east of Milan, who was also suffering from cancer. "She had been hospitalized for a few days," said Giulio Gallera, the health chief of the Lombardy region. "She'd been tested and they already knew she had the coronavirus."

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SOURCE: https://www.dw.com

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