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Prime Minister Abe said in this statement, "This is a very important time to end the outbreak of infection early. Many people gather because the last one or two weeks is extremely important for preventing the spread of infection. Considering the risk of transmission of such nationwide sports and cultural events, we will request measures such as suspension, postponement or reduction in size in the next two weeks. "
Italian officials have cut short the Venice Carnival as they try to control what is now the worst outbreak of the coronavirus in Europe.
Authorities in the Veneto region said the event would end later on Sunday, two days earlier than scheduled. . . .
Universities in Milan have been closed and the city's mayor, Giuseppe Sala, said schools would also close their doors while the outbreak continued.
"As a precaution I think that the schools have to be closed in Milan. I will propose to the president of the region to enlarge the precaution to the entire metropolitan city area. It is just a precaution, we don't want to create panic," he said.
VIENNA, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Austria suspended train services over the Alps to Italy for about four hours late on Sunday before restarting them after two travellers tested negative for coronavirus.
A train carrying about 300 passengers from Venice, Italy, to Munich in Germany was halted on the Italian side of the Brenner Pass before being allowed to continue its journey after the two tested negative, authorities said.
(Reuters) - Airlines are suspending flights to China in the wake of the new coronavirus outbreak.
AIRLINES THAT HAVE CANCELLED ALL CHINA FLIGHTS
-American Airlines (AAL.O) - extends suspension of China and Hong Kong flights through April 24 from March 27 earlier
-Air France (AIRF.PA) - Said on Feb.6 it would suspend flights to and from mainland China for much of March ...
When it comes to the world of sumo, maintaining tradition is the most important aspect of it. A key tradition may have to be altered due to the coronavirus that has affected the world.
According to NHK WORLD-JAPAN, March’s Grand Sumo Tournament is in question due to the virus. The Japan Sumo Association is working with senior association official Stablemaster Oguruma in order to find ways to work through everything. The event is scheduled to take place inside the EDION Arena Osaka in Osaka, Japan.
2020 Olympics Officials 'Extremely Worried' Coronavirus Outbreak May Hamper Games
Organizers of the 2020 Olympic Games are "extremely worried" the ongoing coronavirus outbreak could "pour cold water" on the upcoming games, which take place in Tokyo this July.
Several qualifying events have already been disrupted but Japan's prime minister has said there are no plans to reschedule the global sporting event. There has been no discussion of potentially canceling the games because of the coronavirus, the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games confirmed to Newsweek.
e ultime gravi notizie relative alla diffusione del coronavirus nel nostro Paese hanno messo in ginocchio l’industria del turismo italiano. Le stime più prudenti prima della diffusione parlavano di una perdita di 5 miliardi di euro, ma adesso ci troviamo nella condizione di non poter più nemmeno stimare l’impatto a causa della drammatica evoluzione in corso».
translation -- "and the latest serious news about the spread of coronavirus in our country have brought the Italian tourism industry to its knees. The most conservative estimates before the spread spoke of a loss of EUR 5 billion, but we are now in a position to no longer even estimate the impact because of the dramatic development that is taking place."
originally posted by: butcherguy
We will know it is really for real when they shut down the NY Subway.
originally posted by: QuietSpeech
Robo-Calls from China claiming to be Bank of America, or a number of other financial institutions have practically ceased over the last month.
source - my phone