Woman, 65, and husband, 66, from Wuhan landed in Milan on January 23
Taken to Spallanzani hospital from their Rome hotel after both became feverish
Other 18 members of tour group were taken to the same hospital for monitoring
A Chinese couple who tested positive for the coronavirus in Italy went on a tour of the country visiting Milan, Verona, Parma and Rome before they were quarantined.
The woman, 65, and her husband, 66, are both from Wuhan and landed in Milan on January 23.
They were taken to the Spallanzani hospital from their hotel in Rome after they became feverish. They are now stable.
‘There is no reason to create social alarm or panic.’
The latest cases come after the 7,000 passengers who were kept in lockdown onboard a cruise ship in the Italian city of Civitavecchia were allowed to leave the boat after receiving confirmation that two people onboard did not have the coronavirus.
The people travelling inside the Costa Smeralda ship had been kept on the ship since Thursday morning after a Chinese woman, 54, from Macau, who boarded the ship on January 25, came down with ‘mild flu-like symptoms’ the previous night.