Skip to content
Subscriber Only

Italy’s Democratic Party Head Tests Positive for Coronavirus

  • Government considers new measures as deaths, infections soar
  • Italian government is calling up 20,000 medical personnel
Video player cover image
Italy Doubles Stimulus to Fight Virus Impact
Updated on

The head of Italy’s Democratic Party said he’s tested positive for the coronavirus, as his government prepares new measures including extending quarantine areas to deal with the outbreak, the biggest in Europe.

“I am fine and will remain at home for the next few days,” Nicola Zingaretti, 54, said in a post on Facebook. His center-left party is the second-biggest in Italy’s coalition government.