Italian authorities announced Wednesday their new plan to stop the growing Coronavirus outbreak within their borders; closing all universities and schools for two weeks to prevent the spread of the disease.
“Italy’s government will announce it will temporarily close the nation’s schools and universities due to the coronavirus outbreak, according to local media and a Reuters source, with the country’s education minister saying a final decision has not yet been made,” reports CNBC.
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“The closure would be in effect from Thursday and will last until mid-March, and comes as authorities struggle to contain the spread of the coronavirus,” adds CNBC. “Earlier on Wednesday, Italy had the dubious honor of being the worst-affected country from the coronavirus outside Asia, having overtaken Iran in terms of the number of deaths and infections from the virus.”
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