By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
The US Department of State updated their travel advisory for Italy Saturday.
They also raised the advisory to Level 4: Do Not Travel for Lombardy and Veneto due to the level of community transmission of the virus and imposition of local quarantine procedures.
There are 11 Italian towns in quarantine; most affected regions are Lombardy and Veneto (Northern Italy, Milan consular district).
The CDC has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Italy. At this time, CDC recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to Italy.
To date, Italy has reported 1,577 COVID-19 cases with 984 in Lombardy, 285 in Emilia-Romagna and 263 in Veneto.
34 deaths have been reported.
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