Two cases of positive patients for the Indian “double mutant” variant of the coronavirus covid-19 were recorded in the Veneto region, north of Italy, reported this Monday the president of that region, Luca Zaia.
In March another case had been identified in Tuscany (center), according to local media.
“The first patients in our region with the Indian variant are two people with Indian nationality”Zaia explained at a press conference without offering further details of the case.
Faced with the critical situation by the covid-19 in India, Italy on Sunday prohibited the entry into its territory of people from that country.
“I have signed a new order that prohibits entry to Italy to people who have been in India during the last 14 days”, announced the Minister of Health, Roberto Speranza, on his Facebook account.
“Italian residents can return, but they must take an anti-covid test upon exit and entry and remain in quarantine upon return”, the minister specified.
In a few days, the Indian variant plunged the Asian giant of 1.3 billion inhabitants into chaos and registered a world record on Sunday with almost 350,000 infections in a single day.
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