Italian news service ANSA reports (in Italian) that the Vatican is beginning to shut down as coronavirus cases explode. ANSA writes:
The Vatican has put off events where a significant presence of people in confined areas is expected due to the coronavirus emergency, Holy See press office director Matteo Bruni told ANSA Monday.
Meanwhile, Armani’s 2020-2021 Women’s Fall/Winter Fashion Show, a huge event which sets fashion trends months in advance, was held in an empty theater.
The Women’s FW20-21 fashion show will be held behind closed doors. This is a preventative measure decided by Mr Armani to support national efforts in safeguarding public health.
— Armani (@armani) February 23, 2020
Meanwhile, panic-buying has hit Milan.
— euronews (@euronews) February 24, 2020