38 new cases in Italy: 36 in Lombary (including a 17-year-old male in Valtellina) and 2 in Turin. [developing...]
- Armed forces and police forces have been mobilized to form an insurmountable "health belt" around contagion areas. Roadblock violators risk up to a 3 months prison sentence.
- "Serious mistake was made not to quarantine people who arrived in Italy from China" said Walter Ricciardi of the WHO, adding that "within two weeks we will know if we are facing an epidemic" and advising that, for the next two weeks, people "avoid crowded places: metro, buses, trains, schools, discos, and gyms."