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As coronavirus cases surge in Italy, EU states take measures to prevent disease from crossing the Alps

As coronavirus cases surge in Italy, EU states take measures to prevent disease from crossing the Alps

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As Italy deals with a surge of confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus, other European Union member states are considering what measures to take to prevent the disease from crossing the Alps. Italian authorities confirmed on Monday that a fifth person had died on its soil from the novel coronavirus and that the number of cases had risen to more than 200. The governments of Slovenia and Croatia, where no cases have been reported, convened emergency meetings on Monday. Zagreb has since announced that all travellers arriving from Italy would be monitored and that all scheduled school trips to Italy over the coming weeks would be cancelled. The Croatian Foreign Affairs ministry also updated its travel advisory, advising its nationals to avoid visiting the northern Italian regions of Veneto and Lombardy because of the “risk of coronavirus infection”. Further east in Romania, authorities have announced that all Italian nationals from Italian regions where cases of COVID-19 have been…
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