© Reuters. News conference about Italy's coronavirus outbreak, in Rome
© Reuters. News conference about Italy’s coronavirus outbreak, in Rome

MILAN (Reuters) – Italy is suspending flights from Brazil, Health Minister Roberto Speranza said on Saturday, in response to a new coronavirus strain.

Anyone who has transited Brazil in the last 14 days is also prohibited from entering Italy, he said on Facebook (NASDAQ:), while people arriving in Italy from Brazil will be required to take a test for the virus.

“It is critical for our scientists to study the new strain. In the meantime, we are taking a very cautious approach”, he said.

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