A man wearing a protective face mask in Casalpusterlengo, one of the northern Italian towns placed under lockdown because of the virus outbreak. Photo: EPA

Coronavirus: Italy takes ‘drastic’ action as six die, infections surge

  • Deaths and steadily rising number of cases have prompted a series of security measures
  • Spread of virus has disrupted high profile events including Milan fashion Week and the Venice Carnival
Topic |   Coronavirus outbreak
A man wearing a protective face mask in Casalpusterlengo, one of the northern Italian towns placed under lockdown because of the virus outbreak. Photo: EPA
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