COVID-19: Austria stops train from Italy due to suspected Coronavirus infections

Italy coronavirus cases rise to more than 100

Austria denied entry to a train from Italy on suspicion that two of the travellers might be infected with the coronavirus, Austria's Ministry of the Interior said.

"Tonight a train on its way from Venice to Munich was stopped at the Austrian border," the ministry said.

The Italian State Railways informed Austrian train operator OBB that there were two people with fever symptoms on the train, the ministry's statement said.

The train was now waiting at the Brenner Pass on Italian territory. "The further procedure is currently being discussed together with Italian authorities."

As at Sunday 23rd of February, the number of cases of COVID-19 in Italy's Lombardy region rose to 89, the governor of the Lombardy Region Attilio Fontana said on Sunday.

That brings the total number of cases in the country to more than 100, Fontana said, speaking on Sky TV.

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