//Italy to shut all colleges and universities amid coronavirus surge

Italy to shut all colleges and universities amid coronavirus surge

Italy introduced Wednesday it’s going to quickly shut all its colleges and universities because the nation continues to grapple with a surge in coronavirus infections, in response to new stories.

These closures will start Thursday and final till mid-March, CNBC reported.

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Italian officers additionally stated they might arrange a brand new quarantine space, or “red zone,” in an try to comprise the outbreak.

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Tourits wearing face masks take pictures inside the Duomo gothic cathedral as it reopened to the public after being closed due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak in northern Italy, in Milan, Monday, March 2, 2020. 

Tourits carrying face masks take photos contained in the Duomo gothic cathedral because it reopened to the general public after being closed as a result of COVID-19 virus outbreak in northern Italy, in Milan, Monday, March 2, 2020. 
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“None of us can be sure about the future evolution of the disease,” Angelo Borrelli, head of the nation’s Civil Safety Company, stated at a Tuesday information convention. “This is an important week to understand what will happen.”

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Purple zones have already been arrange in Lombardy and Veneto, the place 11 cities are quarantined and inhabitants are prohibited from leaving.

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Hospitals, significantly these in northern Italy, are struggling to hold the load of these contaminated. An ambulance driver in an present “red zone” told La Repubblica newspaper that “hours [will be] decisive” and “if the infection spreads it will be hard.”