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China virus Italy aviation Mauritius February 24 2020 - 1:58 PM

URGENT Alitalia flight 'held' in Mauritius over virus fears Rome, Feb 24, 2020 (AFP) - An Alitalia flight from Rome was being "held" in Mauritius on Monday, the Italian government said, amid health concerns as coronavirus cases in Italy continue to rise. The Italian foreign ministry said it was in contact with Alitalia and with the Italian embassy in South Africa in order to provide assistance to Italians on board. About 70 people from the affected areas in Italy were being prevented from disembarking, media reports said. jsk/ide/txw

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