ROME 

Italy’s Chief of Staff contracted the novel coronavirus, local media reported on Sunday.

Salvatore Farina tested positive for COVID-19, the Rome-based ANSA news agency reported, adding that his condition was stable and would be quarantined at his home.

Meanwhile, President of Piedmont Alberto Cirio announced in a video message that he had tested positive for coronavirus. He quarantined himself at his home.

The leader of Italy’s center-left Democratic Party on Saturday announced that he had contracted the novel coronavirus.

Also, a violent riot broke out in a prison in Modena city, northern Italy, with inmates demanding precautions against COVID-19.

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