A further 22 new cases of coronavirus were identified in Italy on Saturday, which has quadrupled the number of people affected, Italian health officials said. At least two people are dead. People who have not traveled to China in the near future are ill.
A virus outbreak in the Lombardy region prompted officials to stop public gatherings, demonstrations and sports events and to close schools, restaurants and businesses until the situation is resolved, said Roberto Speranza, the Italian Minister of Health, at a news conference.
In the last 24 hours, at least two people have left their lives there because of a novel virus.
Meanwhile, the Iranian authorities reported 18 new cases of coronavirus and four deaths in the last two days, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a news conference on Friday. In South Korea, the number of cases in two days also quadrupled to 433 on Saturday. Lebanon also reported on Friday its first case of coronavirus after it detected an infection on a pilgrim from Iran.