Italy recorded its very first death of the coronavirus on Feb. 22.

Before that, the first virus case was seen in two tourists who came from Hubei province in China on Jan. 23 and entered through the Milan airport, shortly after falling ill in Rome, and an Italian on Feb. 6, who returned from Wuhan, where the disease originated.

Following the first cases, Italian officials suspended all flights to China, where the disease first occurred on Dec. 31.

Italy, the first country to take this step as a precaution among all European Union countries, filled the international airports with

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