Canada has issued a travel advisory, which went into effect Monday, for eight regions of northern Italy over COVID-19 concerns.
The eight regions are Aosta Valley, Piedmont, Lombardy, Trentino-Alto Adige, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Veneto, Liguria and Emilia-Romagna.
Major cities in those regions include Milan, Venice, Turin and Genoa. The advisory stops just short of the popular tourist destination of Tuscany.
In addition to warning against travel, the government wants Canadians already in northern Italy to reconsider whether they should remain there.
Italy is among the countries severely stricken by the coronavirus outbreak. The total number of COVID-19 cases as of Sunday had reached 1,577, or 1,694 including those healed or killed, the authorities said. The death toll was 34.