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Coronavirus alert: FCO warns against ‘all but essential travel’ to towns in Italy – latest

So, what is the latest travel advice for Italy?

“The FCO advise against all but essential travel to 10 small towns in Lombardy (Codogno, Castiglione d’Adda, Casalpusterlengo, Fombio, Maleo, Somaglia, Bertonico, Terranova dei Passerini, Castelgerundo and San Fiorano) and one in Veneto (Vo’ Euganeo), which have been isolated by the Italian authorities due to an ongoing outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19)m” stated the FCO.

“If you’re returning to the UK from northern Italy, consult the latest advice from the Department of Health and Social Care on actions to take.

“On 22 February, the government of Italy introduced extraordinary measures that allow regions to implement civil protection measures in response to coronavirus, including the isolation of the towns above.

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“The regions of Lombardy, Veneto, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Piemonte and Emilia Romagna have announced measures that include the suspension of events that involve meeting in public or private places, the suspension of schools and higher education and the suspension on the opening of museums and other cultural institutions for seven days.”

They added: “Call Italy’s 112 emergency number if you believe you have symptoms. English speaking operators are available.”

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