The increased amount of deaths from the coronavirus has schools and universities shut down in Italy according to reports.
Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte along with the Education Minister Lucia Azzolina has stated that all schools will be closed from Thursday, March 5, and remain shut until Sunday, March 15.
The decision was not simple as Azzolina shares, but definitely a necessary one, the Civil Protection Agency said that the country’s already seen 3,089 cases of coronavirus. Among these numbers, there are 276 recoveries and an incredible 107 deaths as of March 4.
In connection to this, some have issued letters noting that remote online teaching will begin as schools are set to be closed.
Additionally, the Italian education ministry has created a website, detailing information about dealing with the virus, including prevention and treatment.
Currently, reports show that Italy is experience the brunt of the outbreak in Europe; with over 79 deaths reported.
Globally, 3,200 people have died, with more than 90,000 infected; the vast majority in China, where the virus first broke out late last year.