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The authorities of the Italian region of Veneto want to cancel one of the world’s largest carnivals, Venetian, because of the threat of the spread of coronavirus Covid-2019. With the corresponding statement was made by the Governor of the region Luca ZAIA, who was quoted by the ANSA Agency.
“We must take decisive action, you’ll see the order that we propose to the Minister of health [Roberto] the Hope,” said the official.
To the question about the possible suspension of the carnival of Venice he said that “measures will be even more severe”. He also recalled the deaths of two elderly Italians, who became the first victims of the coronavirus in Italy. The country at the moment, recorded more than 100 cases of infection.
Because of this, the authorities of the Veneto and the Lombardy region in Northern Italy has declared a quarantine and shut down the entrance and exit of the 12 cities. In the regions canceled entertainment and sporting events, postponed matches of the championship of Italy on football.
The Venetian festival began on 8 February and was to last until February 25.
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