Italy Has Its First Native Transmission of COVID-19 as three Folks Check Optimistic

Italy Has Its First Local Transmission of COVID-19 as 3 People Test Positive

Three people have examined constructive for coronavirus in Italy, officers from the Northern Lombardy area stated on Friday, elevating the entire variety of circumstances within the nation to 6. The people had not traveled to China, marking the primary occasion of native transmission in Italy.

The Italian Well being Ministry has ordered anybody who has been in direct contact with these people to be quarantined for 2 weeks. All residents dwelling in Codogno and Castiglione d’Adda—the 2 Lombardy cities the place the sufferers are from—have been informed to remain house.

“We have now launched a obligatory quarantine for all those that have been in touch with the sufferers who examined constructive,” Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte informed reporters.

One of many people, a 38-year-old man, is believed to have develop into contaminated after assembly commonly with somebody who had just lately been to China, the Lombardy Chief Giulio Gallera confirmed. His spouse subsequently examined constructive as did somebody who got here into contact with the person whereas partaking in leisure actions.

All three sufferers are being handled at Rome’s infectious illness hospital alongside the opposite three folks contaminated within the nation, which features a Chinese language couple from Wuhan and an Italian citizen who was just lately repatriated from Wuhan.

China has had over 75,400 circumstances and a couple of,236 folks have died. In Italy, Sinophobia has been prevalent for the reason that outbreak of the virus, in line with rights teams. The Bologna Right this moment reported {that a} 15 year-old Chinese language Italian boy was attacked by perpetrators who stated “you’re bringing us illness.”

Emanuele Russo, the president of Amnesty Italy, informed Al Jazeera that “concern of the virus’ unfold has merely make clear the Sinophobia that was already current.” He added, “we want the federal government to take a proper anti-xenophobia stance and criminalise acts that violate human rights.”