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Venice Carnival Ends Early as Italy Virus Outbreak Spooks Europe

  • Austria temporarily stops trains from crossing key Alpine pass
  • With most cases in Europe, Italy has imposed regional lockdown
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Coronavirus Infections Rise in Italy
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Venice ended its carnival early and Fashion Week in Milan restricted public access after Italian authorities canceled all public events in both cities to contain a surge of coronavirus infections.

The two iconic events, which drew hundreds of thousands of visitors to the northern Italian cities, were disrupted Sunday by an outbreak of the virus in surrounding regions. The sudden spread since a man sought treatment on Feb. 18 has left Italy with more than 130 cases, the most in Europe.