Coronavirus outbreak: Schools, varsities to stay shut in Italy as death toll rises to 292 min read . Updated: 01 Mar 2020, 09:00 AM IST
- The decision was taken as the death toll from the contagion rose by eight during the day to 29, while the total number of cases jumped by 240 to 1,128
- Looking to halt the spread of the highly infectious disease, the govt last week banned public gatherings across much of northern Italy and shuttered educational centres
ROME : Schools and universities will stay closed for a second consecutive week in three northern Italian regions in an effort to contain Europe's worst outbreak of coronavirus, dashing any hopes of a swift return to normality.
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