Number of cases in north of the country jumps causing disruption to Milan fashion week and Serie A matches
More than 100 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Italy, as numbers continued to rise on Sunday following government measures to limit the spread of the outbreak.
The governor of Italy’s northern Lombardy region Attilio Fontana said cases of the illness in his area had risen in a day from 54 to 89 earlier, with total cases in the country now more than 100.
In an emergency decree approved late on Saturday – just hours after two people died – the government adopted special powers to be able to stop people leaving or entering the worst impacted zones.
With the confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Italy at 79, focused in the north of the country, Milan’s fashion week is being affected by the outbreak.
Giorgio Armani, whose show was scheduled for 4pm on Sunday afternoon, announced on Saturday night that guests should not come to the venue. Instead, the collection would be shown to an empty room.