Suspicion of corona virus not confirmed: train traffic between Austria and Italy is running again


The train service between Austria and Italy that was stopped on Sunday evening was restored a few hours later, according to media reports. The reason for the hour-long ban was the suspicion of coronavirus disease in two rail passengers coming from Italy, but was not confirmed.

On Sunday evening, two Eurocitys on the way from Venice to Munich were stopped by the Austrian authorities at the Brenner. The Austrian authorities insisted that two doctors go on board.

Two German women were on a train, suspected of having the coronavirus due to fever and cough. However, according to the Austrian Ministry of the Interior in Verona, they were tested negative for the virus. Before the journey continued shortly before midnight, the approximately 500 passengers – most of them from Germany and Austria – were put together in one of the two trains.

The Eurocity 1288 arrived in Munich early Monday morning, but was very late. Numerous passengers – some with face masks – left the train.

The Brenner is the most important railway line from Italy to Germany.

Fourth coronavirus death in Italy

In Italy, according to the latest information, the fourth person died from the corona virus. An 84-year-old man was killed in a hospital in Bergamo, the Lombardy region reported on Monday. The man had other medical conditions, regional president Attilio Fontana said in a radio interview. The number of infected people in Lombardy alone rose to 165. According to the civil defense, there were still around 150 in all of Italy on Sunday.

China’s coronavirus deaths increase dramatically

The number of deaths from the new type of lung disease in China rose on Monday by another 150 to 2592, according to the National Health Commission.

As a result, the number of newly detected infections increased by 409, more than ever before. A total of 77,150 confirmed infections have already been registered in mainland China.

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