‘It has arrived’: Italian Democratic party leader announces he has coronavirus

The governor of Italy’s Lazio region is the latest official to test positive for the coronavirus in the country. Nicola Zingaretti, who is also head of the Democratic party, one of the national ruling parties, announced his diagnosis on Facebook on Saturday. At least three government prefects – in Bergamo, Brescia and Matera – have tested positive for the virus, along with three Milan prosecutors, according to media reports
Leader of Italian Democratic party has coronavirus
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Italy is a republic in central Europe which forms a peninsula in the Mediterranean Sea as well as bordering France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia. The islands of Sardinia and Sicily form part of the main territory of Italy. Italy is part of the Eurozone, having entered the common currency on 1st January 1999.

The capital, Rome, is home to the Vatican as well as landmark art and ancient ruins. Other major cities include Florence, with Renaissance masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s “David” and Brunelleschi’s Duomo; Venice, the city of canals; and Milan, Italy’s fashion capital.

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