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World Coronavirus: Austria stops trains with Italy over COVID-19 concerns

23:40  23 february  2020
23:40  23 february  2020 Source:   dw.com

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On Sunday evening, Austria halted some train connections on its border with Italy — with officials reporting that two passengers who were possibly infected with the coronavirus were stopped at the border.

State rail company ÖBB said that trains through the key Brenner Pass have been halted, with trains halted going in both directions.

a woman talking on a cell phone: Provided by Deutsche Welle © Reuters/F. Lo Scalzo Provided by Deutsche Welle Austria's Interior Ministry said in a statement that the train in question had been traveling from Venice to Munich and that Italian authorities alerted their Austrian counterparts about two people exhibiting fever symptoms on the train.

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"The further procedure is currently being discussed together with the Italian authorities," the Interior Ministry said, adding that the train is currently stopped on Italian territory.

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