According to Ansa on February 6, a cluster pandemic of COVID-19 infection has occurred in the digestive medicine ward of St. Ossola Hospital in Bologna, the capital of Emilia-Romagna.
Six patients and four medical staff have been found to be infected with the COVID-19 variant.
The hospital said that the infected people are all asymptomatic infected and have been transferred to the special ward for coronavirus for isolation. The types of virus variants are still under further analysis.
At the same time, the hospital immediately took measures to prevent the continued spread of the infection: the Department of Gastroenterology will no longer admit other patients and will be tested for the virus again for all personnel after two days; in addition, FFP2 protective-grade masks will be provided to doctors and patients and family visits will be restricted.
The Milan local edition of The Republic reported on the 6th that a large-scale infection of the coronavirus variant found in the United Kingdom in Corzano, a small town with a population of 1,400 people in Brescia Province, Lombardy, has reached 250 people.
The mayor of the city and his family have also been diagnosed with the infection and are currently in quarantine.
It is inferred that the initial infection of the variant virus in this area should come from kindergartens and primary schools, and then there will be intra-school and family transmission.
Schools in Corzano have been closed urgently to prevent the further spread of the virus.
Previously, Reza, head of the disease prevention department of the Italian Ministry of Health, said at a press conference on the 5th that in areas where the spread of Variant viruses occurs, timely response can be carried out by setting up small “red zones” or blockade areas.