VENICE Carnival has been shut down as Italy faces the worst outbreak of Coronavirus outside of mainland China.
Italian officials have introduced measures to control the spread of the deadly bug by cancelling the annual Venice carnival.
There are strict quarantine restrictions in two northern "hotspot" regions close to Milan and Venice, in the Lombardy and Veneto regions.
Confirmed cases in Italy rose sharply from three on Friday morning to more than 130 by Sunday.
So far, three people have died and at least 152 others have been infected with the virus in the country.
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