Public spaces closed in 10 Italian towns over coronavirus fears
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Public spaces closed in 10 Italian towns over coronavirus fears

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After a rather abnormal spread of coronavirus cases, authorities in northern Italy ordered the closure of public spaces in 10 towns including schools, bars etc..

Five doctors and nine other people tested positive for the virus in Lombardy. The disease was found among people who frequent the same bar and group of friends, with two other cases in Veneto, authorities said at a news conference.

Over 50,000 people have been asked to stay at home in the areas concerned, while all public activities such as carnival celebrations, church masses and sporting events have been banned for up to a week.

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