BREAKING NEWS: Italy declares state of emergency over coronavirus

The Costa Esmeralda cruise ship is still stuck at port near Rome

A few minutes ago Italy declared a state of emergency for 6 months due to coronavirus and at the same time cancels all flights to and from China, confirms 2 cases of coronavirus in Rome.

A cruise ship is still in isolation and has two confirmed cases of the virus with more infected people expected to be on the ship as urgent tests are carried out by special medical staff flown onboard yesterday. More to follow

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