Venice Carnival closes as Italy battles to contain Europe’s worst coronavirus outbreak

Three people infected with the coronavirus in northern Italy have died, prompting the country to put tens of thousands of citizens in lockdown and cancelling Venice's world-famous masquerade carnival.

Police patrolled the perimeters of virus-stricken northern Italian towns Sunday as Italy put tens of thousands of people under lockdown and cancelled festivals and sporting events in an attempt to halt Europe’s worst outbreak of the new coronavirus.

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