There are two Chinese tourists on holiday in Rome, the first two people tested positive to the new coronavirus that continues to be monitored by scientists all over the world. This was announced by Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, in a press conference at Palazzo Chigi together with Health Minister Roberto Speranza . The premier also warned that all flights to and from China are currently suspended .

The two tourists were hospitalized in isolation at the Spallanzani hospital in Rome, which specializes in infectious diseases , and would be in good condition . The hotel room where they were staying in the capital was sealed and the other members of the group on vacation were escorted to the hospital for check-ups. Further measures will be discussed on January 31 by the Council of Ministers.

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Meanwhile, just in the same hours of the discovery of the first two Italian cases, the World Health Organization declared the global emergency for coronavirus.

According to the WHO director-general, China, where this new pathogen started from, has taken extraordinary measures to keep it under control and is sharing data with scientists from all over the world (including the sequencing of its genetic heritage) to know it. deeper, have better treatments and develop a vaccine. To better manage the problem and be ready to face it, also considering the margins of uncertainty that an epidemic brings, the WHO has decided to declare the global emergency..