More than 83,000 people in at least 53 countries have been infected. Many patients are linked to Italy or Iran.
RIGHT NOW. Italy has a total of 652 coronavirus-confirmed cases as of 28 February.
Switzerland has banned gatherings of more than 1,000 people to these countries.
At dawn on Thursday, Italian Red Cross officials were on hand at Rome’s Fiumicino airport to meet the last flight from Wuhan before the Chinese city’s airport was shut down. The 202 passengers were taken to a special sterile area for a screening of their body temperature by Italian health workers wearing sanitary suits, goggles and masks. Face masks are becoming more popular in Italy.
(By the way this is the airport that we would land in to connect to next flight)
The C.D.C. has warned older travelers to avoid Japan, Italy and Iran. I certainly have made up my mind to cancel.