With the new death toll, the death toll from the new Coronavirus virus in the country stands at 366, according to Agence France-Presse.

On Sunday, the Italian authorities began imposing a quarantine on millions of people in the north of the country, in the latest steps to contain the virus spreading in the country.

According to Agence France-Presse, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte signed a presidential decree, on Saturday night, under which a part of the north of the country would be quarantined.

Conte announced through his official account, “Twitter” the signing of this decree, which will impose severe restrictions on entry and exit to a large area in northern Italy.

The areas covered in stone are the entire Lombardy region, which includes the city of Milan, the country’s economic capital, the Venice region, the northern Emilia Romagna region and east Piedmont.

 More than 16 million people live in these areas, spread over 14 provinces.

The decree also announced the closure of museums, theaters, cinemas, and other recreational places throughout the country.

Italy has requested 22 million medical masks, to counter the spread of Corona, with people buying thick, which led to a scarcity in the markets.

Perhaps the most shocking incident related to the virus in Italy is the confirmation by local media reports of the infection of the Army Chief of Staff, General Salvatore Varina .