Glam Italian footie presenter seen on skiing break amid coronavirus lockdown

Italy's star presenter Diletta Leotta has been snapped away on a skiing trip as the country bids to contain the coronavirus outbreak.

The popular TV star, Italy's answer to Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker, took in the stunning views in the Alps.

She was at the Skyway Monte Bianco, and shared the images with her 6.1million Instagram followers.

In one snap she smiles at the camera in the snow, and in another got cosy next to a fire at the resort she was staying in.

And she time the trip perfectly too, as the resort was closed on Monday as part of Italy's lockdown.

The nation is the worst-affected in Europe with over 10,000 cases and 631 deaths.

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Serie A games, including those involving champions Juventus, have been played behind closed doors.

Their next games against AC Milan and Bologna have been postponed.

Earlier today, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic.

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Director-general, Tedros Adhanom Gnebreyesus, said: "WHO has been assessing this outbreak around the clock and we are deeply concerned both by the alarming levels of spread and severity, and by the alarming levels of inaction.

"Pandemic is not a word to use lightly or carelessly. It is a word that, if misused, can cause unreasonable fear, or unjustified acceptance that the fight is over, leading to unnecessary suffering and death.

"Describing the situation as a pandemic does not change WHO's assessment of the threat posed by this coronavirus.

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"It doesn't change what WHO is doing, and it doesn't change what countries should do."'

In the UK there have now been eight deaths and more than 380 cases.

Fatalities jumped from six to eight after two patients from Warwickshire and Dudley died.

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Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust chief executive, Diane Wake, said: "The Trust can confirm that a patient in their 70s being treated for underlying health conditions has died.

“The patient had tested positive for Covid-19. The family has been informed and our condolences and our thoughts are with them at this difficult time.

“We will not be commenting further and ask that everybody respects the family's privacy.”

  • Coronavirus
  • Gary Lineker
  • NHS
  • Serie A
  • World Health Organisation
  • Family
  • Fire

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