(INTELLIHUB) — Towns in Italy are starting to fall into martial law as the deadly contagion continues to spread across borders.
By all standards, the world is already in a Level 6 pandemic but the World Health Organization has been stalling the official announcement until virtually every country has been seeded with the agent.
Rome (AFP) – Authorities in northern Italy on Friday ordered the closure of schools, bars and other public spaces in 10 towns following a flurry of new coronavirus cases.
Five doctors and 10 other people tested positive for the virus in Lombardy, after apparently frequenting the same bar and group of friends, with two other cases in Veneto, authorities said at a press conference.
Over 50,000 people have been asked to stay at home in the areas concerned, while all public activities such as carnival celebrations, church masses and sporting events have been banned for up to a week.
A report via Max Howroute reveals that “a cluster of new COVID19 infections emerged.”
BREAKING: Italy orders mass closures after #coronavirus cases quadruple. Officials ordered schools, public buildings, restaurants and coffee shops to close. The emergency measures come as a cluster of new COVID19 infections emerged, including some who had not been to China (DW) pic.twitter.com/pf1nXxqUzy
— Max Howroute▫️ (@howroute) February 21, 2020
It’s happening people! Worldwide. Wake up!