Italy is now the European epicenter for the novel coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China. It was a dramatic weekend for coronavirus cases in Italy. On Friday morning, there were only three confirmed cases.
Authorities still don’t know where the coronavirus originated, which makes it hard to track and stop the outbreak. Cases have also been confirmed in Tuscany and Sicily.
Here’s how Italy is dealing with the coronavirus, in photos. Lombardy and Veneto, are the two regions with the most confirmed cases. According to the Financial Times, they make up about one-third of Italy’s economy, and the virus’ impact could be damaging to its struggling economy.
Italian Prime Minister told RAI, he was surprised by the “explosion of cases” and that his government was doing everything it could to contain the virus.