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Coronavirus: Italians who fled to south as north locked down spark fears of deadly escalation

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By Giorgia Orlandi
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Italy Virus Outbreak Italy's Epicenter   -   Copyright  AP   -   In this Tuesday, March 17, 2020 filer, death notices are seen on a board along an empty road in Alzano Lombardo, near Bergamo, the heart of the hardest-hit province in Italy’s hardest-hit region of Lombardy, Italy

As the death toll and number of infections continue to mount in Italy, the country's south is bracing for an explosion of new cases.

Our correspondent Giorgia Orlandi is covering the story in Rome. She says local governors raised the alarm after they saw a wave of new arrivals from the north - potentially bringing the virus with them.

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